Child Pornography Law

SUPREME COURT (AP) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the constitutionality of a child pornography law, after a lower court found it to be too vague.

Michael Williams was convicted in Florida for promoting child porn, but it was reversed by an appeals court. The court found that the PROTECT Act of 2003 criminalized the speech of someone who touts material as child pornography when in fact it is clean.

The Bush administration says the appeals court read the law's language more broadly than is warranted.

Authorities arrested Williams in an undercover operation, in which a Secret Service agent engaged Williams in an Internet chat room where they swapped non-pornographic photographs.

After the initial photo exchange, Williams allegedly posted seven images of actual minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.



 
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