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There comes a time when Clarence Thomas has step away from Antonin Scalia and say, “No!”:
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a law meant to punish pornographers who peddle dirty pictures to Web-surfing kids is probably an unconstitutional muzzle on free speech.
The high court divided 5-to-4 over a law passed in 1998, signed by then-President Clinton and now backed by the Bush administration. The majority said a lower court was correct to block the law from taking effect because it likely violates the First Amendment.
The majority, led by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, said there may have been important technological advances in the five years since a federal judge blocked the law.
Holding a new trial will allow discussion of what technology, if any, might allow adults to see and buy material that is legal for them while keeping that material out of the hands of children.
Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas and Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed with Kennedy.
In dissent, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and justices Sandra Day Oâ€™Connor, Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer said the law is constitutional and should be upheld.
Sometimes a porn clown has to do what a porn clown has to do…