New controls on teen, child Web access backed, despite First Amendment concerns

WASHINGTON — The 7-2 Supreme Court ruling striking down California's video game law did not dissuade advocates of new and perhaps broader laws to prohibit teenagers and children from access to objectionable Internet sites and perhaps even text messages. The court ruling was the latest in a years-long series of judgments finding Internet restrictions and censorship are trumped by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. But for proponents of the Do Not Track Online Act of 2011, First Amendment concerns are not a problem. At the very moment the Supreme Court was handing down its decision, a panel was…