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Short Take: ACLU files motion to Supreme Court

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Philadelphia court's ruling that the Communications Decency Act is unconstitutional. An appeal of that decision is pending before the Supreme Court. The ACLU's filing, which was expected, asks the court to issue a "summary affirmance," or a finding that the lower court ruling does not merit further examination. If the Supreme Court does issue such a finding, then the Philadelphia decision will stand and become the law of the land.

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Philadelphia court's ruling that the Communications Decency Act is unconstitutional. An appeal of that decision is pending before the Supreme Court. The ACLU's filing, which was expected, asks the court to issue a "summary affirmance," or a finding that the lower court ruling does not merit further examination. If the Supreme Court does issue such a finding, then the Philadelphia decision will stand and become the law of the land.