[Milton-L] Recommendations for a course on censorship

Sara van den Berg vandens at slu.edu
Thu Nov 15 14:01:04 EST 2007

gilliaca at jmu.edu wrote:
> You ought to cover the Patriot Act as it appplies to libraries - and as librarians have bravely resisted it. The ALA web page should point to many resources. The Freedom to Read Foundation is an organization connected to ALA that keeps track of assaults on 1st Amendment rights.  The recent Supreme Court decison about the kid demonstrtaing across the street from his school - something about Jesus and drugs? - might be interesting - have them read the majority and dissenting decisions - and of course AAUP have interests in this as well - thier journal, Academe, could be helpful. What a neat course!
> C
> Cynthia A. Gilliatt
> English Department, JMU
> JMU Safe Zones participant
> "You have made God in your own image when God hates the same people you hate." Fr. John Weston
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The case was in Alaska, and the student unfurled a banner stating "Bong 
Hits 4 Jesus" when the Olympic torch relay passed by his high school.  
Justice Roberts wrote the opinion, which is quite controversial.  The 
vote was 6-3 against the student's right to unfurl the banner.  Scalia, 
Kennedy, Alioto, Thomas, and Breyer were the majority.  Breyer wrote a 
separate opinion. 

Sara van den Berg
Department of English
Saint Louis University

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