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Obscene Artist, Mike Diana, Documentary Premieres in NYC

March 30, 2018
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Obscene Artist, Mike Diana, Documentary Premieres in NYC

Saturday, March 31 is the world premiere of Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana, a documentary about the first artist in the United States to be convicted of obscenity. Diana was first charged with obscenity after an undercover Florida detective posed as an artist to obtain copies of Boiled Angel. In a week-long case…

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Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

March 29, 2018
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Parents Complain About Michigan High School Course Materials

Linden Board of Education has developed policy changes to address parents’ concerns that the teaching materials being used were inappropriate. Six months ago, parents complained because they were unaware that R-rated movies were shown in classrooms and reading assignments contained graphic material. Superintendent Russ Ciesielski said that the school had not been following their own…

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7 Days Left to Get Dynamite Humble Bundle Benefiting CBLDF!

March 28, 2018
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7 Days Left to Get Dynamite Humble Bundle Benefiting CBLDF!

This is the last week to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by participating in the Humble Dynamic Forces bundle celebrating 25 years of excellence! Starting at $1, you decide what you pay to gain access to $422 worth of DRM-free digital comics and art books! Get classics like The Shadow and Witchblade! Discover fun-filled issues of Kiss rock-n-roll comics! Get hooked…

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ACLU Gets Suspension Erased from Student Activist’s Record

March 27, 2018
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ACLU Gets Suspension Erased from Student Activist’s Record

The ACLU won a partial victory in Nevada when Washoe County School District removed the record of the two-day suspension Noah Christiansen received for cursing at a congressman’s aide over the phone on March 14th. In a five-page response to the ACLU of Nevada, the school district’s counsel cited over 200 years of jurisprudence, that…

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Nevada Congressman Gets Student Suspended For Exercising Free Speech

March 23, 2018
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Nevada Congressman Gets Student Suspended For Exercising Free Speech

Following the National School Walkout on March 14, Noah Christiansen, a 17 year old student at McQueen High School in Reno, NV was given a two-day suspension for calling his congressman and exercising his First Amendment rights, complete with the f-word. The Washington Post covered Christiansen’s exact words in more detail, “I just said, ‘I believe…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF at WonderCon! March 23 – 25!

March 22, 2018
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Don’t Miss CBLDF at WonderCon! March 23 – 25!

If you are going to be in Anaheim this weekend, make sure that you stop by Booth #1209 and check out all the amazing premiums CBLDF will have! If you haven’t gotten your badge yet, don’t despair – there are still badges available for Friday and Sunday! While there don’t forget to check out CBLDF’s…

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Dynamic Forces Humble Bundle Benefits CBLDF

March 21, 2018
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Dynamic Forces Humble Bundle Benefits CBLDF

To celebrate Dynamic Forces 25th Anniversary serving the comics community, they’ve teamed up with Humble Bundle to create a treasure trove of comics for as little as $1! Get titles like George R.R. Martin’s A Clash Of Kings #1, Art of Atari, and Ten Frames Per Second. Plus, your purchase helps support Comic Book Legal…

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Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

March 20, 2018
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Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

Libraries are amazing! Comic books are amazing! But for, well essentially, forever they haven’t been able to work out their differences. When you want to check out Promethea – do you look under the author, Alan Moore? The illustrators, J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray? What if you’re just trying to see if there’s a…

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Be Heard’s Resonate Message Goes Viral!

March 19, 2018
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Be Heard’s Resonate Message Goes Viral!

Last week, reporters and social media advocates showed up en masse to help #StudentsBeHeard by spreading the word about CBLDF’s powerful new students’ rights resource created with National Coalition Against Censorship by cartoonist Kai Texel.  From thousands of supportive posts, tweets, and retweets to dozens of thoughtful, generous articles from venues including Teen Vogue, The…

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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

March 16, 2018
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Censorship Soars Amid China’s Repeal of Presidential Term Limits

Following the announcement that China’s National People Congress, near unanimously approved a constitutional amendment that will allow President Xi Jinping to stay in office for more than the previously allowed two terms, popular social media channels in China began to unceremoniously delete anything that might refer to the decision, whether good or bad. Weibo, China’s…

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