High court revisits issue of kids' access to online smut

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 03/03/2004 - 15:54

Fang-Face writes "The forces of reactionism had another crack at the U.S. Supreme Court:

The Bush administration's top Supreme Court lawyer sat at his home computer over the weekend and tried a little experiment he says illustrates the need for a law protecting children from online smut. Type in the words "free porn" on an Internet search engine, and you get a list of more than 6 million Web sites, Solicitor General Theodore Olson told the Supreme Court today [02 Mar 2004].

What the article, at First Amendment Center, did not report was the following: How many 8 year old children sit down at the computer to do a keyword search for "free porn"; why Olson allows his children (if he has any) to surf the internet unsupervised knowing that such material is out there; why he seeks to punish free people for not wanting to raise his kids when he won't do the job himself. His arguments before the court were composed of the usual specious nonsense."