A Quote by U.S. Supreme Court on communication, crime, ideas, silence, speech, and words

The vagueness of [the Communications Decency Act] raises special First Amendment concerns because of its obvious chilling effect on free speech. . . . The CDA is [also] a criminal statute. . . . The severity of criminal sanctions may well cause speakers to remain silent rather than communicate even arguably unlawful words, ideas, and images.

U.S. Supreme Court

Source: 1997, Janet Reno et al. v. ACLU et al.

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