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Supreme Court Backs Library Internet-Porn Filters

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Supreme Court Backs Library Internet-Porn Filters

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Supreme Court Backs Library Internet-Porn Filters

Supreme Court Backs Library Internet-Porn Filters

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The Supreme Court upholds a federal law requiring public libraries to install Internet-filtering software that blocks pornography. Librarians and civil liberties groups had argued that the Children's Internet Protection Act, which ties federal funds for Internet connections to the use of filtering software, violated free-speech rights. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.