Libraries' Case Against CIPA Moves Forward
A three-judge federal district court panel July 26 refused to dismiss
lawsuits brought by the American Library Association and the American Civil
Liberties Union, challenging the Children's Internet Protection Act's
requirements for libraries. The court set a trial date of February 14, 2002
for the consolidated case to be heard. The Justice Department had asked the
court to dismiss the lawsuits.
The focus of the current litigation does not include the new requirements
that CIPA imposes on school districts that receive E-rate support for
Internet access or internal connections or certain other kinds of federal
educational technology support.
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