April 2, 2007
Also in the op/ed department, FRC's Cathy Ruse, Senior Fellow for Legal Studies, writes in today's Christian Science Monitor about the recent overturning by the courts of the Child Online Protection Act:
Another federal judge has struck down the Child Online Protection Act. Had it taken effect, the 1998 law would have done one simple thing: require Internet pornographers to verify the age of customers through the use of adult-access codes or credit cards.
Last month, Judge Lowell Reed Jr ruled out even this basic measure of accountability as a violation of the free-speech rights of porn purveyors and their often addicted customers.