IF News and Commentary Roundup, March 8-12

Censorship, General Interest, Intellectual Freedom Issues, Privacy

Welcome to our initial IF Roundup — a weekly compilation of links to news stories, commentary, and announcements concerning libraries, intellectual freedom, privacy, and the First Amendment.

Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Targeted in New Jersey Challenge
American Libraries

Fond du Lac parent continues fight for removal of ‘One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies’ by Sonya Sones, other books from library
The Northwestern/Oshkosh, WI

Texas Approves Curriculum Revised by Conservatives
New York Times

See also How Christian Were the Founders?
New York Times Magazine

3rd Circuit Asked to Clarify Student Internet Speech Cases
Legal Intelligencer/Philadelphia, PA

Funeral-protest case to test boundaries
First Amendment Center

Census data is private, Obama administration says
Associated Press/First Amendment Center

Why the Jihad Jane Case Is a Win for the Patriot Act

Every Time I Say “Terrorism,” the Patriot Act Gets More Awesome
Commentary / Cato@Liberty blog