The Bush administration renewed its legal fight against internet pornography on June 20, asking the Supreme Court to permit Congress to pressure public libraries to block sexually explicit web sites.

In May, a three-judge panel in Philadelphia struck down the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which would have taken effect July 1. The law, signed by President Clinton in 2000, required libraries to install software filters on internet computers or risk the loss of federal funds.

Public schools and school libraries are still subject to the law.

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