Category Archives: Paul Rozenberg: Author

Plano School District Decides Not To Ban Art Textbook

Last week, the Plano Independent School District in Texas decided to pull a humanities textbook that is used by freshmen and sophomores in the district’s gifted and talented program. The book in question, Culture and Values: A Survey of the … Continue reading

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Indecent Exposure: A Discussion and Screening of Films You Are Unlikely to See Elsewherel

On Monday, September 27, NCAC and BFA Department of Visual & Critical Studies at the School of Visual Arts will screen a special not-so-late-night double feature picture show of controversial films Destricted and Ken Park. A discussion with the filmmakers … Continue reading

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The Rabbit Proof Firewall

China has been dominating censorship headlines recently, but, while we’ve been focused on the Great Firewall of China, a Great Firewall Reef has been growing in the democratic West. Australia has one of the harshest censorship regimes among the world’s democracies. … Continue reading

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Stagliano Case: A Hollow Victory?

John Stagliano had his case thrown out by Judge Richard Leon early this week.  Rather than having been found not guilty based on the First Amendment, it was thrown out because the prosecution bungled their case, and the judge determined … Continue reading

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Overbroad Internet Obscenity Law Comes Into Effect in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has become the latest state to try to try to protect minors from sexual content online at the expense of First Amendment rights. Like many states, Massachusetts has long had laws on the books making it a crime to … Continue reading

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Second Circuit Strikes Down FCC Regulations on Fleeting Expletives on Constitutional Grounds

There is some good news in the prolonged battle of fleeting expletives in the media, FCC v. Fox Television Stations.  The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the FCC’s ban on fleeting expletives is unconstitutionally vague. This comes … Continue reading

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Community Response Saves Beaver Statue

Over the holiday weekend, the town of Bemidji, Minnesota removed a piece of public artwork by Deborah Davis entitled Gaea.  It is a statue of a beaver, one of ten in the city.  The reason for its removal was over … Continue reading

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