Very interesting split between the Supreme Court judges. ER is somewhat biased against this ruling, mainly because we don’t really think the Supreme Court SCOTO should inject itself into a state legislative matter. It seems to us that minors are very often denied certain Constitutional rights on the basis that they are too young to exercise them wisely — although age is certainly no guarantee of responsibility.
Freedom of expression is important, but does this give perverts online the right to approach minors with lascivious chat or e-mail? We’re big fans of Scalia and Roberts, but it seems to us this opens a rather large wormy can. Check out the article (linked below). Hat tip to Drudge.