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  • 1.  The Plot Against America

    Posted May 18, 2023 01:52 PM

    Washington post

    "Librarians could face years of imprisonment and tens of thousands in fines for providing sexually explicit, obscene or 'harmful' books to children under new state laws that permit criminal prosecution of school and library personnel," Hannah Natanson reports.

    • "At least seven states have passed such laws in the last two years, according to a Washington Post analysis, six of them in the past two months - although governors of Idaho and North Dakota vetoed the legislation. Another dozen states considered more than 20 similar bills this year, half of which are likely to come up again in 2024, The Post found."

    Michael Gorman
    Chicago, Illinois