It's rare that a trial begins in federal court where everyone already knows the outcome. But that was the situation Monday in ACLU v. Gonzales as the final round of litigation began in a challenge to the Child Online Protection Act, which threatens criminal penalties for Web sites that allow children to view material that is "harmful to minors." Although the Supreme Court held that the ACLU and its co-plaintiffs are likely to prove that COPA is unconstitutional, the DOJ isn't giving up the fight.
Latest Round in Web Porn Law Fight Begins
The Legal Intelligencer
October 25, 2006