Category: Legal

Gender Queer Victory in Virginia Explained in 38 Tweets

Tuesday marked a victory for Maia Kobabe and er graphic novel Gender Queer as a Virginia judge dismissed a lawsuit against it. The case that targeted both Gender Queer and A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas…

Spinning in Llano: Citizens Go to Court

Spinning, the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel by Tillie Walden, is one of several books that prompted a federal lawsuit Monday. Citizens from Llano County, Texas, a county Northwest of Austin, have filed the suit against the county and several public…

Bill Watch — Idaho HB 666

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Another problematic bill has reared its ugly head in the state of Idaho this winter. First introduced in February, Idaho House Bill 666, a bill that criminalizes librarians (among others), passed the House on Monday. It is now moving on…

Bill Watch — Oklahoma Senate Bill 1142

A dutch angle of the columns in front of a court house

New legislation was introduced today in Oklahoma that targets books in schools and will strengthen censors in the state. Senate Bill 1142, written by State Senator Rob Standridge, gives a single parent the authority to remove books from schools and allow…

Law Firm Fights Back with the Power of Comics

Mock Comic Book cover for court case Third Planet versus Crowne Plaza Hotel. T. J. Johnson looks on determined as cutlery and fire extiguishers hurtle down from above!

Clobbered by falling extinguishers! Fires erupting in the parking lot! What is a comic shop to do? Fight back with comics! A recent court filing on behalf of Third Planet Sci-Fi and Fantasy Superstore included a thirteen-page comic explaining their…

Victory! Supreme Court Issues Mahanoy Decision

Earlier this morning, the Supreme Court issued their opinion on Mahanoy v. B.L. In an 8–1 ruling, the Justices decided that the Mahanoy Area School District violated the First Amendment rights of B.L. The case revolved around B.L., a cheerleader, who was removed from…

CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief in Support of the Constitutional Rights of Students

On March 31, 2021, CBLDF filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in partnership with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and National Coalition Against Censorship. The brief is supporting the constitutional rights of students in public schools. This is a…

Opposition to Georgia Senate Bill 226

On March 26, CBLDF signed a memorandum in partnership with the Authors Guild and the American Booksellers Association in opposition to Georgia Senate Bill 226 (SB 226). The proposed bill attacks an author’s constitutional right to free expression and their rights under…

Easy Breakdown: The Four Types of IP

It’s not uncommon these days to hear people talking about intellectual property (IP), especially as it relates to the acquisitions and consolidation of IP by large companies. It is important to understand IP and make sure you are protecting your…