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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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Featured Acquisition: Free Speech Beyond Words

Free Speech Beyond Words: The Surprising Reach of the First Amendment by Mark V. Tushnet, Alan K. Chen, and Joseph Blocher New York: New York University Press 2017 Balcony K3254 .T87 2017 The Supreme Court has unanimously held that Jackson … Continue reading

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New Book: Dressing Constitutionally

The regulation of what we wear, or don’t wear is ubiquitous, states author and City University of New York School of Law professor Ruthann Robson in her new book Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality, and Democracy from our Hairstyles to our … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books … Continue reading

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New Book: Freedom of Assembly

In the book Liberty’s Refuge: The Forgotten Freedom of Assembly, author John D. Inazu looks at the importance of the First Amendment’s “right of the people peaceably to assemble” and how this right has been undermined by a focus in … Continue reading

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