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Federal Court Blocks Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law for Violating First Amendment


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Federal Court Blocks Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law for Violating First Amendment

ACLU

BATON ROUGE, La. - A federal judge has signed an order permanently preventing Louisiana from enforcing a 2015 state law that required websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor.

Judge Brian A. Jackson had previously granted a preliminary injunction in the case, Garden District Book Shop v. Stewart. The state then determined that it would not defend the constitutionality of the law and agreed to the entry of a permanent injunction. The judge signed the permanent injunction Friday.

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