First Amendment Rodeo 3/28-4/11

Censorship, Committee on Professional Ethics (COPE), General Interest, Intellectual Freedom Issues, Privacy, Technology, Uncategorized


Michigan Think Tank Asks 3 Universities for Labor Professors’ E-Mails

Wisconsin-Madison to Release Professor’s E-Mails but Withhold Those Said to Be Private

Epsilon Breach Raises Specter of Spear Phishing

Appeals Court Strengthens Warrantless Searches at Border

See also : The court’s opinion

Erasing the Digital Past

Education Department Proposes New Student Data Privacy Rules

See also: Proposed rule for comment (comment deadline is May 23, 2010)


Maine Governor Orders Removal of Labor Mural

See also:  LePage removes labor mural over the weekend
LePage’s sudden removal of mural spurs outrage

Censorship / Book Challenges

Books: From Here to Eternity uncensored 60 years later


ACLU Demands That Schools Stop Unconstitutional Web Filtering Of LGBT Content

Banned Books

Suzanne Collins, Sherman Alexie make list of challenged library books

Freedom of Speech

Litchfield Chabad rabbi leads protest against library’s hosting of Arab speaker

See also:
EDITORIAL: Israel, Litchfield and free speech: Library is right
Litchfield Lecture Fuels Debate About Anti-Semitism
Litchfield Lecture That Upset Rabbi Takes Place Without Incident
Human rights author presents book talk at Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield

Library cancels anti-abortion movie in face of protests

See also: Anti-abortion group plans to sue library director
Marathon Library Cancels Anti-Abortion Film
Letter to County Library Officials (via scribd)