Reno: A Theoretical and Interactional Perspective

by Annika Stough My goal with this film was to produce a theoretical and interactional presentation surrounding Reno v. ACLU.  I approached the description of the case through the lens of censorship and Overbreadth (Monaghan). I wanted this film to go through the case in terms that a student outside of class would understand. By…

Reno: A Theory Perspective

by Mike Christie and Andrew Goodwin Our three theorists, Mill, Meiklejohn, and Redish all coalesced around a central theme of ideas needing space to breathe in order for them to exist as what they are… ideas. Without this space, ideas can fall into the trap of becoming dogma. Through connecting our theorists to the case…

Reno: Setting the Scene

by Madi Burke and Bailey Vallee In 1996, the Reno v. ACLU case captured the attention of concerned parents everywhere. This case not only set the stage for the future sphere of internet communications, but was also critical in establishing the relationship between government regulation and internet speech. This case concerned the federal government’s enactment…

Reno: A Period of Internet Development

by Kyla Perkins The Supreme Court Decision of Reno v. ACLU was reached during a period of internet development, the beginning stages of online speech. Within this context, Reno v. ACLU set a precedent that online speech would be regulated similar to print speech, meaning an argument for censorship must succeed under strict scrutiny. This…

Reno: A Foreign Language

by Paige Brandon “The Net” was a foreign and abstract phrase to the people of the United States in 1995. With only 16 million users in December of 1995, 0.4 percent of the world’s population, the internet had only just begun. For the lucky few that had access to internet, the routine consisted of cranking…