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Highlights of the Supreme Court's 2002-2003 Term
References for United States v. American Library Association (June 23, 2003)

Prior Opinions

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Filed May 31, 2002 (HTML)

  • Pleadings, Motions, & Arguments

  • Appellants Jurisdictional Statement (PDF)
  • Appellants Appendix to Jurisdictional Statement (PDF)
  • Appellees American Library Association, et al. Response to Jurisdictional Statement (PDF)
  • Appellees Multnomah County Public Library, et al. Response to Jurisdictional Statement (PDF)
  • Appellants Reply (PDF)
  • Supreme Court order noting probable jurisdiction (PDF) Noted November 12, 2002
  • Appellants Merits Brief (PDF)
  • Appellees American Library Association, et al. Merits Brief (PDF)
  • Appellees Multnomah County Public Library, et al. Merits Brief (PDF)
  • Appellants Merits Reply Brief (PDF)
  • Joint Appendix, Volume 1 (Merits) (PDF)
  • Joint Appendix, Volume 2 (Merits) (PDF)
  • Joint Appendix, Volume 3 (Merits) (PDF)
  • Supreme Court Oral Argument Argued March 5, 2003 (PDF)

  • Amicus Briefs

    In support of Appellants United States, et al.

  • American Center for Law and Justice, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Cities, Mayors, County Commissioners (Merits) (PDF)
  • National Law Center for Children and Families, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Public Libraries of Greenville, SC, et al. (Merits)(PDF)
  • State of Texas (Merits) (PDF)
  • In support of Appellees American Library Association

  • Association of American Publishers, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law (Merits) (PDF)
  • Cleveland Public Library, et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Jonathan Wallace d/b/a The Ethical Spectacle (Merits) (PDF)
  • Online Policy Group, Inc., et al. (Merits) (PDF)
  • Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide, et al. (Merits) (PDF)

    In support of Neither Party

  • National School Boards Association, et al. (Merits) (PDF)

  • Articles & Commentary

  • Justices back law to make libraries use internet filters, New York Times (June 2003)
  • Librarians size up Internet filter law's impact, New York Times (June 2003)
  • Anti-porn filters in libraries upheld, USA Today (June 2003)
  • Supreme Court orders libraries to filter Internet porn, Legal Times (June 2003)
  • Supreme Court votes for faulty filters, Fortune (June 2003)
  • Supreme Court upholds library Net filters, ITworld.com (June 2003)
  • High Court hears arguments on library internet filters, Law.com (March 2003)
  • Sides debate web access in libraries, New York Times (March 2003)
  • Supreme Court considers web porn filter case, Reuters (March 2003)
  • Supreme Court hears CIPA appeal arguments, InfoWorld.com (March 2003)
  • Supreme Court looks at free speech and library net filters, AP (March 2003)
  • Supreme Court to rule on library filters, CNET News.com (November 2002)

  • Other References

  • Supreme Court Docket
  • Medill School of Journalism
  • American Library Association
  • Federal Communications Commission - Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
  • Litigation involving CIPA, Cybertelecom.org