Librarians and booksellers challenge Arkansas' library law

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2023
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A coalition of public libraries, bookstores and individuals filed a lawsuit Friday seeking to strike two sections of Arkansas' new law that makes it a crime for librarians to knowingly lend "harmful" or "obscene" materials to minors. • The complaint claims parts of Act 372 are vague, burdensome, antithetical to libraries' purpose and violate the U.S. Constitution. Why it matters: Due to broad language and lack of precedent, the law could have a chilling effect on school and public librarians, a plaintiff in the suit told Axios. • They may...

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