Category Archives: Sarah Falcon: Author

Louisiana bill SB 152 on sexually explicit materials passes; GamePolitics on its implications

From GamePolitics.com, a review of the Lousiana bill SB 152 By a 35-0 vote [June 10, 2009], the Louisiana Senate passed SB 152, a bill which would make a pattern of distributing sexually explicit material to children a deceptive trade practice … Continue reading

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The Report Card: Free expression in schools in the 2008-2009 school year

This week we’re running a little segment we’re calling the NCAC Report Card. Our look into free expression in school and how it fared in the main subject areas. You can read our performance assessments here, but we’d also like … Continue reading

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The Report Card: ENGLISH

GRADE: C+ Books – always a hot button issue in the censorship debate. This year, similar to previous years, some curriculum classics got challenged. Here’s a few of the fights we saw over books being taught in middle- and high-school … Continue reading

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Kirk’s ass, and censorship in the arts.

slurkflickr‘s commentary on cleaning up her own artwork: So as a general rule, my relationship with DC Comics when I worked on “Star Trek TOS” was pretty great. I had a fantastic editor, Margaret Clark, and I even got a … Continue reading

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An interview with West Bend library board member on calls for book censorship

Kids’ Right to Read’s Jamie Chosak interviewed West Bend library board member Mary Reilly-Kliss about the book challenges in West Bend. Here’s an excerpt: Kids’ Right to Read Project: On June 2, 2009, West Bend’s library board voted to keep … Continue reading

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Art Censorship in the City of Chicago Bridgeport mural by Gabriel Villa

In May 2009, artist Gabriel Villa‘s work on private property was painted over. The National Coalition Against Censorship wrote in response: The political message of Villa’s mural gives it the highest constitutional protection. Its destruction is, therefore, much more significant … Continue reading

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ALL ABOUT SOTOMAYOR Roundup

6/1/2009 On Sotomayor and censorship: First the bad news… 6/2/2009 Student speech under fire under Sotomayor? 6/3/2009 The Good News: Sotomayor’s decision in U.S. v. Quattrone, gagging gag orders 6/4/2009 What about Souter? A closer look at the Supreme Court’s outgoing Associate Justice 6/5/2009 … Continue reading

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