June 22, 2003

"Children's Internet Protection Act" predictions

Here's my predictions, made purely for the exercise in punditry, as to how the "Children's" Internet Protection Act (library censorware case) will be decided. Keep in mind, censorware is not just for kids anymore.

Main: CIPA will be upheld, but with a mess of splintered concurring and dissenting opinions.

Rehnquist will write an upholding opinion.

O'Connor will join what Rehnquist writes

ScaliaThomas will vote to uphold. I don't know if it'll be part of the Rehnquist opinion or separate.

Kennedy on the upholding side, probably with Rehnquist and O'Connor

Same for Breyer.

Souter will dissent, strongly.

I'm not going to try for the others.

Yes, I'm a pessimist.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in legal | on June 22, 2003 11:58 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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