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Originally published Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 11:20 AM

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Wash. Supreme Court hears case on Internet filters

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether it's constitutional for public libraries to refuse to disable their Internet filters for adults who want access to sites that have been blocked.

Associated Press Writer

OLYMPIA, Wash. —

The state Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether it's constitutional for public libraries to refuse to disable their Internet filters for adults who want access to sites that have been blocked.

The court hears the case Tuesday afteroon in Olympia.

The lawsuit was filed in 2006 against the five-county North Central Regional Library District in eastern Washington. The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington is representing three library users and the pro-gun Second Amendment Foundation.

The library system says that it blocks sites about computer hacking, gambling, and pornography, among others.

The ACLU says the sites that were blocked were legal sites, including YouTube, and a site to the magazine Women & Guns.

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