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Lawsuit Overturns Utah Schools Ban on ‘Advocacy of Homosexuality’

October 9, 2017
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Lawsuit Overturns Utah Schools Ban on ‘Advocacy of Homosexuality’

Advocacy groups in Utah settled a discrimination lawsuit against the state last week, after both the legislature and the statewide board of education repealed rules that banned “advocacy of homosexuality” in public schools. In practice the rules had basically quashed any discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity at all in many districts, including among…

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Rep. Clay Files Lawsuit Over Removal of Student Art Contest Painting

February 24, 2017
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Rep. Clay Files Lawsuit Over Removal of Student Art Contest Painting

Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to protect the First Amendment rights of his constituent David Pulphus, whose painting on the theme of police violence was repeatedly removed from the wall of a U.S. Capitol complex office building by other members of Congress last month. The painting had hung undisturbed…

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Utah Responds to Brewvies Deadpool Lawsuit

May 20, 2016
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Utah Responds to Brewvies Deadpool Lawsuit

“The statutory regulation does not violate the First Amendment.” So claims the state of Utah in response to the lawsuit that the Brewvies theater in Salt Lake City has brought against the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for trying to enforce the Utah Alcoholic Beverage Control Act over showings of Deadpool. The law prohibits the serving of alcohol…

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CBLDF Secures First Victory Against Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

May 6, 2016
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CBLDF Secures First Victory Against Louisiana’s Online Age-Verification Law

CBLDF is among a group of booksellers and publishers who secured a preliminary injunction against 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. Judge Brian A. Jackson of the federal district court in Baton Rouge ruled in Garden District Book Shop,…

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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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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

March 16, 2015
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French Court to Hear Lawsuit Over Facebook Block of Nude Painting

Recently, a Parisian court assented to hear the case of a French primary school teacher who is suing Facebook after his account was suspended in 2011 for posting an image of Gustave Courbet’s notorious painting L’Origine du monde, which shows a closeup of a woman’s nether regions. While this may initially appear to be a…

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Connecticut Inmate Sues for Access to Art Books

October 31, 2014
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Connecticut Inmate Sues for Access to Art Books

A Connecticut prisoner is suing the state after he was denied access to three art books and another on childbirth, all of which appear to meet the guidelines for books that should be allowed under a Department of Correction policy designed to bar pornography from prisons. Dwight Pink Jr was convicted of murder along with…

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