americanbeauty1.jpgSeveral U.S. Supreme Court justices expressed doubt today that a law barring child pornography could be applied to popular award-winning movies. News reports say the justices appeared to support the pandering provision of a 2003 federal law that makes it a crime to promote, distribute or solicit material in a way intended to cause others to believe it contains child pornography. They were hearing arguments in a case brought by the Bush administration to uphold the law, after a U.S. appeals court struck down that provision on the grounds the government cannot suppress lawful free speech. Among the movies mentioned which could be affected by the new law are American Beauty, Lolita, Titanic and Traffic.