U.S. Supreme Court ︎
June 26, 1997

Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) — In a challenge to the Communications Decency Act (CDA), which works to prohibit access to indecent material available to minors, the Supreme Courts have concluded that “governmental regulation of the content of speech is more likely to interfere with the free exchange of ideas than to encourage it. The interest in encouraging freedom of expression in a democratic society outweighs any theoretical but unproven benefit of censorship.” The verdict overturned the CDA.