Posts Tagged ‘ louisiana ’

Comics, Manga, and More Censored in Louisiana Prisons

November 30, 2018
By
Comics, Manga, and More Censored in Louisiana Prisons

Comics, manga, and art books figure heavily in the list of 950 books and periodicals banned by the Louisiana Department of Corrections (LDOC). The list itself was uncovered by The Times-Picayune following a public records request. Many inmate advocate groups in the area, including the Louisiana ACLU and Books 2 Prisoners, a New Orleans based…

Read more »

Louisiana Mayor Critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

August 24, 2018
By
Louisiana Mayor Critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

Lafayette, Louisiana Mayor-President, Joel Robideaux, expressed concern over an upcoming Drag Queen Story Hour at the local public library, going so far as to say he would look into canceling or moving the event. The October event is designed to amuse and engage children from 3-6 while teaching them about inclusion and acceptance. The Drag…

Read more »

Protesters Face New Harsh Penalties All Across America

August 24, 2018
By
Protesters Face New Harsh Penalties All Across America

Legislation around the country is being introduced and passed to turn the people’s right to protest into domestic terrorism. Following the massive protest at Standing Rock, North Dakota, legislators helped pen new laws that would drastically increase the penalty for trespassing, damage to property, and conspiracy to commit those crimes at pipeline sites. One such…

Read more »

VICTORY in Louisiana: Online Age-Verification Law Struck Down

October 10, 2016
By
cbldf_logo

CBLDF is among a group of plaintiffs who have secured a permanent injunction against an unconstitutional Louisiana law that would have required websites to age-verify every Internet user before providing access to non-obscene material that could be deemed harmful to any minor. On Friday, October 7, Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson of federal district court…

Read more »

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

May 6, 2016
By
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,…

Read more »

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

November 4, 2015
By
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…

Read more »

Knowledge Deleted: How a Louisiana Librarian Encouraged Teens to Make an Anti-Censorship Comic

December 18, 2013
By
Knowledge Deleted: How a Louisiana Librarian Encouraged Teens to Make an Anti-Censorship Comic

Recently, an article from Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, caught our eye: During Banned Books Week earlier this year, the local public library used a grant from the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund to run a three-day comic book workshop for teens. The six young participants planned, wrote, and illustrated their own comic called Knowledge Deleted_, which…

Read more »