Supreme Court upholds child-pornography law

May 23, 2008 The Supreme Court gave prosecutors a powerful tool Monday to attack the spread of child pornography online, ruling that people who send messages over the computer offering or seeking sexual images of children can be sent to prison, even when no such pornography exists.

The 7-2 ruling, which upheld a 5-year-old law, rejected the claim that such messages were protected as free speech.

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