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The Supremes again affirm that the Child Online Protection Act, bastard stepchild of the widely reviled Communications Decency Act, offends the First Amendment. The majority cited improving filtering technologies in support of its argument that banning material "harmful to minors" was not the least restrictive method of preventing minors from accessing content that is legal for adults to view. What I'd really like to see is a bit of judicial scrutiny of the dubious notion that there's some intrinsic harm to kids who see the beast with two backs get made, but we take what we can get. Full opinion here.