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S.C. attorney general won't let libraries have 'offensive' CDs

'When the chief law enforcement officer decides to make a wholesale decision, it's prior restraint,' says executive director of state's ACLU chapter. 06.20.04

Kansas pulls CDs headed for public libraries
Albums by OutKast, Notorious B.I.G., Rage Against the Machine, Stone Temple Pilots, Lou Reed, Devo removed by officials who said they promoted violence, drugs. 08.09.04

Twisted Sister's Dee Snider defends kids' right to rock
Now a DJ, '80s heavy-metal star helped change Pennsylvania high school's decision not to include rock 'n' roll bands in talent show. 03.09.05

Debate in Imus imbroglio turns toward rap lyrics
Barack Obama questions rapper language; Rev. Al Sharpton says, 'It would be wrong if we stopped here and acted like Imus was the only problem.' 04.16.07

Calif. school board apologizes to blacklisted folk singer
Move comes nearly 50 years after San Diego officials tried to force Pete Seeger to sign oath against communism or cancel concert he planned at local high school. 02.11.09

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