The Supreme Court struck down the Communications Decency Act of 1996, which had made it a felony to display “obscene or indecent” material over the Internet in ways that might make it available to minors.
After 1957 the Supreme Court often held that the First Amendment protected indecent materials but not obscene materials. Speaking for a 7-2 majority, Justice John Paul Stevens
Miller v. California and Paris Adult Theatre v. Slaton
Obscenity and pornography
Speech and press, freedom of