Category Archives: Katie Fowley: Author

Illustrations that “Crossed the line” in The New York Times

AlterNet reports on a new book by Jerelle Kraus, the former art director of The New York Times Od-Ed and editorial pages, that details the censorship of editorial illustrations in The New York Times. The book All The Art That’s … Continue reading

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Pleasant Grove v. Summum: Free Speech or Establishment Clause?

According to The Associated Press: The Supreme Court ruled unanimously . . . that a small religious group cannot force a city in Utah to place a granite marker in a local park that already is home to a Ten … Continue reading

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California law banning sale of video games to minors ruled unconstitutional

Jurist reports that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that a California ban on the sale of video games to minors is unconstitutional. According to Jurist: The bill, originally signed into law by California Governor … Continue reading

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College sophomore introduces bill to protect student speech

According to the Student Press Law Center, Josh Moore, a college sophomore in Kentucky, has collaborated with a state representative to introduce a bill into the Commonwealth’s House of Representatives that seeks to combat restrictions on student press. Moore believes … Continue reading

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The Week in Book Censorship

It has been a busy week for book censorship. On Tuesday, MSNBC reported that The Bookseller of Kabul, a nonfiction account of life inside an Afghan household, was removed from a high school in Wyandotte, Michigan. The book had been … Continue reading

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NCAC’s Executive Director on the free speech controversy in the Netherlands

NCAC’s director Joan Bertin responds to Ian Buruma’s op-ed on the Dutch legislator Geert Wilders in a recent letter to the editor in The New York Times. According to Bertin: Ian Buruma is right to note how ironic it is that … Continue reading

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Charges Refiled Against Student Photographer

The Daily Collegian reports that charges of failure to disperse and disorderly conduct have been refiled against Michael Felletter, the student photographer who was accused of “taking photographs that would excite the crowd and encourage destructive behavior” after taking photographs … Continue reading

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