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Supreme Court Appeal Documents

On July 1, 1996, the Department of Justice officially filed an appeal of the Philadelphia Federal Court ruling that struck down the CDA. The Justice Department had announced its plans in a letter to then-Senator Jim Exon (D-NE) on June 26, 1996.

On October 31, 1996, the CIEC filed papers with the Supreme Court in response to the government's jurisdictional statement submitted in late September.

On December 6, 1996, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the government's appeal of the Philadelphia court decision.

Supreme Court Briefs

On Tuesday January 21, the Justice Department and a coalition of "pro-family" groups who support the CDA filed briefs in support of the statute before the Supreme Court. These filings began the formal process of Supreme Court review.

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