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Ohio upholds law, protects children from porn

Posted by faithandthelaw on March 15, 2010

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld part of a state law designed to protect children from obscenity on the Internet.

In a lawsuit filed by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, Ohio’s high court ruled that the law does not infringe on the free-speech rights of adults. Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values (CCV), believes this decision was the right one.

“All you need to do is to look at the U.S. Supreme Court case Ferber v. New York, where the ACLU argued that child pornography should be protected by the First amendment,” Burress contends. “So these people aren’t concerned about free-speech rights. What they’re trying to do is overturn all the laws that deal with obscene pornography.”

The CCV president adds that the Supreme Court has never endorsed obscene material as a free-speech right. The law in question was intended only to protect children from predators who target them directly in personal communication online through instant messages, e-mails, and chat rooms.

Courtesy of http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=933732

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