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Highlights of the Supreme Court's 2001-2002 Term
References for Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (April 16, 2002)

Prior Opinions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit Filed December 17, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - 9th Circuit Filed July 24, 2000. Order denying petition for hearing and suggestion for rehearing en banc.

    Pleadings, Motions, & Arguments
  • Petition for Cert (PDF)
  • Petitioner's Reply (Petition) (PDF)
  • Petitioner's Brief (PDF)
  • Petitioner's Reply (Brief) (PDF)
  • Supreme Court Oral Argument (PDF)

    Amicus Briefs

    Support for Ashcroft
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (PDF)
  • National Law Center for Children and Families et al. (PDF)
  • Senator Sam Brownback et al.
    Support for Free Speech Coalition
  • American Civil Liberties Union et al. (PDF)

    Articles & Commentary

  • Child Pornography Without Children: A 1st Amendment Concern, Medill News Service (April 2002)
  • Free Speech Trumps 'Virtual' Child Porn, Insight (May 2002)
  • Quick Response to Supreme Court Ruling on Child Porn, (April 2002)
  • The Sanctity of Smut, Wall Street Journal (April 2002)
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban on 'Virtual Child Porn', (April 2002)
  • The Supreme Court Gets It Right in Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition, FindLaw (April 2002)

    Other References

  • Supreme Court Docket
  • CPPA, COPA, CIPA: Which is Which?
  • Medill School of Journalism
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