Picture Perfect: The First Amendment Trumps Congress in Ashcroft V. Free Speech Coalition

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Paul Finkelman

Gratz College; Albany Law School

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

In this article, Professor Finkelman discusses the Supreme Court decision in Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition. As written, the Child Pornography Prevention Act of 1996 would have made illegal images and suggestions of child pornography, even if there were no actual graphic image. The Court in Ashcroft struck down many of the provisions of the Act. Professor Finkelman provides analysis of the Act as well as a context of laws governing pornography, obscenity, and child pornography before 1996.

Keywords: child pornography

Suggested Citation

Finkelman, Paul, Picture Perfect: The First Amendment Trumps Congress in Ashcroft V. Free Speech Coalition (2002). Tulsa Law Review, Vol. 38, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1447484

Paul Finkelman (Contact Author)

Gratz College ( email )

7605 Old York Road
Melrose Park, PA 19027
United States

Albany Law School

NY
United States

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