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CBLDF Joins Challenge to Massachusetts Internet Censorship Law

July 13, 2010
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund joined a coalition of organizations and local booksellers today in filing suit to block a broad Massachusetts censorship law that bans constitutionally protected speech on the Internet for topics including contraception and pregnancy, sexual health, literature, and art. Signed in April by Governor Patrick and effective yesterday, the law, Chapter…

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

April 22, 2010
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overbroad Content Law in U.S. v. Stevens

By Alex Goldman In a ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 to strike down a 1999 federal law that criminalizes the possession or sale of “depictions of animal cruelty,” saying that the statute is overbroad and it violates the First Amendment. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who participated as a member of…

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CBLDF Case Files – U.S. v. Handley

April 16, 2010
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On February 10, 2010, Christopher Handley, a manga collector in Iowa, was sentenced to six months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release running concurrent with five years of probation, as well as forfeiture of material seized by police after pleading guilty to possessing manga featuring “obscene visual representations of minors…

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