Category: Legal

Victory for ACLU and Chokehold in AZ

The Arizona Department of Corrections decided to reverse its previous ban on Paul Butler’s autobiography, Chokehold: Policing Black Men after the ACLU threatened to sue. ACLU announced the decision on Twitter, and Butler also tweeted about the decision, calling it…

Comics, Manga, Neil Gaiman, and More Banned in KS Prisons

Nonprofit Books to Prisoners (B2P) released a list on Twitter highlighting the vast illogical nightmare that is the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) log of censored books. The list demonstrates that for decades KDOC has been infringing on the First…

NH Book Ban Targets Texts Critical of Prisons

The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), recently discovered that New Hampshire’s Department of Corrections is rejecting books that are critical of the prison industrial complex. According to a report published by Book Riot, the DOC’s guidelines are aimed at removing…

Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed

Almost a year after Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic was successfully retained in a New Jersey school district, a lawsuit has been brought against school district employees in Watchung Hills alleging if the graphic novel isn’t removed, “minors…

Florida Anti-Education Legislation Dead

The terrible slew of anti-education legislation that battered the Florida legislature in early 2019 is, by and large, dead in the water. The legislation was written by special interest group Florida Citizens Alliance, the group behind the successful law in…

GA Judge Holds Up Student’s Right to Be Heard

The First Amendment rights of students continue to be a topic of litigation fifty years after the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District (you can read about Tinker and subsequent cases here). April 2019, in K.B. v. DeKalb County…

#FreeMusaKart on World Press Freedom Day

CBLDF’s partner organization in protecting free expression for comics artists, Cartoonists Rights Network International (CRNI) is greatly saddened to report that the internationally acclaimed cartoonist Musa Kart is again a prisoner this World Press Freedom Day. In November 2016 Musa Kart…