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Mainstream Loudoun et al. v. Board of Trustees of the Loudoun County Library et al.

Significance, The Internet Filtering Dilemma, Loudoun Chooses Restricted Access, Protection By Subtraction, Impact

Plaintiff

Mainstream Loudoun Association and ten members

Defendant

Board of Trustees of the Loudoun County Library and Douglas Henderson

Plaintiff's Claim

That the Loudoun County Library violated the Speech Clause of the First Amendment by restricting patrons' access to certain Internet sites.

Chief Lawyer for Plaintiff

Robert Corn-Revere

Chief Defense Lawyer

Kenneth C. Bass III

Judge

Leonie M. Brinkema

Place

Alexandria, Virginia

Date of Decision

7 April 1998

Decision

Ruled in favor of Mainstream Loudoun by finding that the Loudoun County Library must revise its Internet access policy to not violate the First Amendment's Speech Clause.

Related Cases

  • Board of Education v. Pico, 457 U.S. 853 (1982).
  • Reno v. American Civil Liberties Union, 512 U.S. 844 (1997).

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