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Cases in Progress

Keep track of our challenges to unconstitutional age verification laws

  • Texas
  • Louisiana
  • Utah

Most Recent Update: March 7, 2024 – the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit handed down a mixed opinion, barring the state from mandating pseudoscientific “health warnings” on adult websites while lifting the injunction against the state’s age verification mandate. Read FSC’s statement on the decision.

Coming Next: Filing petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court to overrule the 5th Circuit decision.

Case History

Nov 14, 2023The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals converted the administrative stay of the preliminary injunction to a merits stay (for more, read our statement about what this means)
Nov 1, 2023Texas replied to our opposition
Oct 24, 2023We opposed the state’s motion to dismiss
Oct 11, 2023Texas filed a motion to dismiss our case
Oct 4, 2023Hearing re: Texas’ appeal of our preliminary injunction in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Sep 26, 2023The ACLU, CDT, EFF, FIRE, Media Coalition, and TechFreedom filed an amicus brief in support of our case in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Sep 19, 2023The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an administrative stay of the preliminary injunction, allowing the law to take effect.
Aug 31, 2023The judge ordered a preliminary injunction blocking the Texas law from taking effect! (read our announcement)
Aug 23, 2023Hearing on our motion for preliminary injunction
Aug 8, 2023The judge set a hearing date for the preliminary injunction: August 23
Aug 4, 2023FSC & co-plaintiffs filed a lawsuit and a motion for preliminary injunction to block the law from taking effect (read our statement)

Full case history and documents
Full appeal history and documents

Most Recent Update: March 28, 2024 – The judge granted our request to put the case on hold, pending the outcome of our petition to the Supreme Court in the Texas case.

Coming Next: TBD

Case History

Nov 6, 2023We appealed the partial dismissal of our case to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Oct 18, 2023Louisiana filed their response to our lawsuit
Oct 4, 2023The judge granted the state’s motion to dismiss part of the case
Oct 4, 2023Hearing on our motion for a preliminary injunction to block the government from enforcing the law
Sep 22, 2023The judge requested briefing from the state about age verification providers
Sep 4, 2023Louisiana updated their motion to dismiss the case
Jul 10, 2023Louisiana filed a motion to dismiss our case
Jun 22, 2023FSC filed a motion for preliminary injunction to block enforcement of Louisiana’s laws
Jun 20, 2023FSC & co-plaintiffs filed a lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality

Full case history and documents
Full appeal history and documents

Most Recent Update: March 20, 2024 – In-person oral argument at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Coming Next: A decision from the 10th Circuit

Case History

Sep 27, 2023FSC filed an appeal at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Aug 11, 2023FSC notified the court of our intent to appeal the ruling dismissing the case to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Aug 1, 2023The judge granted Utah’s motion to dismiss the case (read our statement)
Jun 14, 2023Utah filed a motion to dismiss our lawsuit
May 31, 2023FSC filed a motion for preliminary injunction to block the enforcement of the law
May 3, 2023FSC & co-plaintiffs filed lawsuit challenging the law’s constitutionality

Full case history and documents
Full appeal history and documents

Last Updated: March 20, 2024