Marjorie Heins is the founding director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Arts Censorship Project and director of the Free Expression Policy Project at the National Coalition Against Censorship. She is also the author of Sex, Sin and Blasphemy: A Guide to America's Censorship Wars and of Not in Front of the Children: "Indecency," Censorship, and the Innocence of Youth (Hill & Wang, spring 2001). She was an attorney for the plaintiffs in ACLU v. Reno, the successful First Amendment challenge to the 1996 Communications Decency Act.
When the Supreme Court overturned the Communications Decency Act, it was a triumph for civil liberties. Now new forms of censorship threaten to cut off young people's legitimate access to sexual information in cyberspace.