This book contains a collection of landmark jurisprudence on children's rights from the United States Supreme Court. The US Supreme Court has habitually analyzed child matters pursuant to a standard of heightened protection because the subject matter falls within the list of fundamental liberties protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which include the right to marry, to have children, to marital privacy, and to abortion. The rising prominence of virtual reality and its attendant subjectivity in the ways in which humans interact with one another and the world around them has called for a response in the heightened standard of protection of children, and this response has tended to separate objective moral values from labyrinths of artistic meaning. According to recent cases, artistic meaning and its attendant subjectivity is intended to serve imperatives of moral scope, such as the role of children as objectives of literary endeavors, and not the other way around. In recent cases addressing child pornography, the Court distinguished between children as constitutionally protected in the context of the right to marriage and to marital privacy, and speech of serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. Other recent Supreme Court cases - on the death penalty and punishment for crimes for the under-aged - address a continuing conflict between a heightened standard in the protection of children and changes in social and cognitive perception that threaten with dissonance in matters of morality in postmodern times.