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Supreme Court Considers Child Pornography Law

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By Admin on October 30, 2007 1:54 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in a case that hinges on the constitutionality of a federal child pornography law. Specifically, the Court will decide whether certain provisions of the 2003 PROTECT Act are overly vague and/or impermissibly vague in violation of First Amendment free speech guarantees. The Associated Press reports that "opponents of the provision of the 2003 federal law that sets a five-year mandatory prison term for promoting child porn have said that movies that depict adolescent sex could fall under the law."