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District Court Halts Unconstitutional Arkansas Law in NetChoice v. Griffin 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Today, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas-Fayetteville Division halted Arkansas’ unconstitutional social media age verification law from going into effect on September 1 while our case, NetChoice v. Griffin, moves through the legal system. 

“We’re pleased the court sided with the First Amendment and stopped Arkansas’ unconstitutional law from censoring free speech online and undermining the privacy of Arkansans, their families and their businesses as our case proceeds,” said Chris Marchese, Director of the NetChoice Litigation Center. “We look forward to seeing the law struck down permanently.” 

Marchese continued: “If the law ultimately takes effect, Arkansans would only have access to a state-approved internet experience, and only after they hand over their private information. That is an unlawful power grab, and that’s why NetChoice is trying to stop it.” 

You can find the court’s ruling here, our request for a preliminary injunction here and a web page detailing our case resources for NetChoice v. Griffin here.

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