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Drama Banned Again in Texas, ACLU Report Shows

October 10, 2017
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Drama Banned Again in Texas, ACLU Report Shows

For the third time in four years, Raina Telgemeier’s Drama was considered too hot for a Texas school, according to the state ACLU chapter’s latest banned books report which was recently released. In fact, the graphic novel about an adolescent theater troupe was the only book completely banned from any district; this time, it was…

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ACLU & EFF Challenge Warrantless Border Searches of Electronic Devices

September 14, 2017
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ACLU & EFF Challenge Warrantless Border Searches of Electronic Devices

In response to a skyrocketing rate of warrantless searches of travelers’ smartphones and other electronic devices at U.S. border crossings, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation this week filed a lawsuit challenging the practice as unconstitutional. The plaintiffs are 10 U.S. citizens and one green card holder who have been subjected…

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ACLU Defends Satire in Response to Coal CEO’s Suit Against John Oliver

August 3, 2017
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ACLU Defends Satire in Response to Coal CEO’s Suit Against John Oliver

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia came to the defense of John Oliver and Mr. Nutterbutter the giant squirrel yesterday, filing an amicus brief in a lawsuit against the comedian from notoriously litigious coal baron Bob Murray over a segment that aired on Last Week Tonight in June. While the brief exploits the…

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CBLDF Joins First Amendment Lawsuit that Challenges Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

November 4, 2015
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CBLDF Joins First Amendment Lawsuit that Challenges Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

Booksellers and publishers filed a federal lawsuit today challenging a new Louisiana law that requires websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor. The lawsuit was brought by Media Coalition and the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of two independent bookstores, Garden…

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Cameron Post Returning to Shelves in Indian River School District

December 16, 2014
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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Victory in Delaware’s Indian River School District! Following a letter sent last week by CBLDF and other members of the National Coalition Against Censorship, school board president Charles Bireley last night withdrew his challenge to The Miseducation of Cameron Post. A review committee already unanimously recommended returning the book to library shelves at Sussex Central…

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NCAC Urges Riverside District to Reinstate The Fault in Our Stars

December 8, 2014
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Following up on the September removal of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars from middle schools in Riverside, California, CBLDF again today joins a coalition of free speech and publishing organizations in urging the school board to reconsider the ban. A letter on behalf of the CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project at the…

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Facing Off in Jefferson County

October 10, 2014
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Facing Off in Jefferson County

Jefferson County, Colorado, has found itself the unlikely center of a debate over censorship and academic freedom, a fight characterized by some expected — and not so expected — players. On one side, we have a retired history teacher. On the other, we have a vocal group of parents. The sides they picked may come…

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