Friday, May 21, 2010

High Court Says "Yes" to Library Filters

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 in favor of the North Central Regional Library, which had been sued by the American Civil Liberties Union because it had installed filters on public library computers so pornography could not be accessed. The majority wrote in its opinion: "A public library has never been required to include all constitutionally protected speech in its collection and has traditionally had the authority, for example, to legitimately decline to include adult-oriented material such as pornography in its collections. This same discretion continues to exist with respect to Internet materials." [,]

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