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Libraries & First Amendment
Does using filters to block parts of the Internet violate the First Amendment?
Internet filters give librarians control in order to protect children from harmful material. What’s the objection?
Who is affected by the
U.S. v. ALA
Can’t patrons ask librarians to override filters when mistakes are made?
U.S. v. ALA,
are there any other legal options?
How much influence do private companies have over access?
Did the Supreme Court decide that there can be no book censorship in public school libraries?
How does the Patriot Act involve the First Amendment?
Have there been measures in Congress that would limit the Patriot Act?
If a public library allows groups to meet in its building, must it allow groups like the Ku Klux Klan? Can it set guidelines?
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