The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a decision by the federal government to require that Internet providers block access to the site of a major religious figure.
The high court said the government’s proposal to impose “time-limited” blocking of websites violates the First Amendment rights of Americans.
The justices also said that blocking the site could lead to censorship of news and other media.
The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.K. Supreme Committee came after a petition filed by a group of religious groups and a petition by a California-based group seeking to block a similar proposal in the state.
The government’s plan would have required Internet service providers to block access for a certain period of time to the website of a religious figure or group if it didn’t agree with the religion’s views on religion or politics.
It also would have been a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U…