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Banned Books Week 2017: Attorney General vs. A Book Named “Naked Lunch”

“The court trials and other actions again Naked Lunch provide a moral benchmark. We cannot fail to recognize, in retrospect, the speed with which we assimilate into the mainstream of American life that which was once unspeakable.” – Michael Barry Goodman … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2017: Titles from the Collection

As a follow up to our first blog post for Banned Books Week, Acquisitions Law Librarian Wendy Moore has shared a list of book titles from our collection which relate to freedom of expression and access to information. For more about each book, … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2017: A Brief History, the First Amendment & Notable Court Cases

“There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running around with lit matches.” — Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week 2015

It’s Banned Books Week 2015, when libraries across the nation are celebrating our intellectual freedom by putting a spotlight on books that have been challenged for removal from the shelves. We’ve put a few such books from our own collection … Continue reading

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