Reno V Aclu Cda

Reno v. ACLU [CDA]
Date: 1997
Court: Supreme Court of the United States
Case: 521 US 844
When the Communications Decency Act of 1996 was passed, also known as CDA, it restricted minors and other individuals from accessing certain websites that held indecent materials. Section 223 of the Communications act came under question when multiple content providers brought a suit against the CDA for violations of the First and Fifth Amendment of the United States constitution. The Court, in its investigation and analysis, found that the CDA restricted individuals from free speech and criminalized indecent material that was legal for adults to access. The indecent clause was eventually removed from section 223(d) because the regulation of internet communication was too difficult. The CDA was far too overbroad.
Judgment was affirmed.

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