Censorship: 1999

A parent sues the Livermore public library for allowing her son access to the Internet on the library's computers. ACLU of Northern California defends the library, winning a ruling in 2001 that access to information and freedom of expression on the Internet at the library should not be treated differently than books, newspapers and magazines.

Censorship: 2004

In a case brought on behalf of a broad coalition of artists, health educators, and writers, including poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who use the Internet to communicate constitutionally protected speech, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds an injunction against the Child Online Protection Act because it violates the First Amendment.

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