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Congress' latest effort to shield minors from "harmful" Internet content was struck down on June 22 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in ACLU v. Reno (Reno III), No. 99-1324, 2000 WL 801186 (3d Cir. June 22, 2000). In doing so, the appellate court may have thwarted future efforts by lawmakers to regulate obscenity on the Internet.

Information Revolution Brings Privacy Concerns

With the continuing computerization of government records and the development of sophisticated new database technologies, journalists should be in the midst of a government-access renaissance. But with the information revolution has come heightened fears that increased access will lead to excessive intrusions on personal privacy. Shielding the public from perceived violations of their privacy has become one of the principal preoccupations of state and federal lawmakers.

Supreme Court to Rule on Wiretap Case

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on June 26 to decide whether a radio station may be subject to civil liability for broadcasting a tape of an illegally intercepted cellular phone conversation, when the station received the tape anonymously and played no part in the interception.



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