The Fatal Flaw In Efforts To Restrict 'Inappropriate' Library Materials
St. Louis Post Dispatch
Missouri’s government is considering a sweeping new regulation of public libraries. The proposed rule would defund any library that failed to adopt various policies asserted to protect children from “inappropriate” material. Whatever one thinks about the proposed rule’s policy aims, it has a fatal legal problem: It would violate the First Amendment.
Missouri, First Amendment, Library, Libraries
Gregory P. Magarian, The Fatal Flaw In Efforts To Restrict “Inappropriate” Library Materials, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (Jan. 18, 2023), https://www.stltoday.com/print/editorial/magarian-the-fatal-flaw-in-efforts-to-restrict-inappropriate-library-materials/article_2e735687-889f-5a29-bd91-896461ee12e1.html
Magarian, Gregory P., "The Fatal Flaw In Efforts To Restrict 'Inappropriate' Library Materials" (2023). Scholarship@WashULaw. 52.