A Juror Invalidates An Arkansas Law That Prosecutes Librarians For Holding ‘Harmful’ Publications

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Arkansas Law is temporarily invalidated from enforcing a law to file criminal charges against booksellers or librarians providing “harmful” materials to youths, a ruled last Saturday.

A Juror Invalidates An Arkansas Law That Prosecutes Librarians For Holding 'Harmful' Publications
A Juror Invalidates An Arkansas Law That Prosecutes Librarians For Holding ‘Harmful’ Publications (Photo: Local Memphis)

 

Arkansas Law charges librarians in providing harmful books to minors was suspended

Timothy L. Brook, District Judge, issued a preliminary invalidation against the Arkansas law, which also would challenge library materials changes and demanded there should be a relocation to areas not accessible by kids. The measure Arkansas law, signed by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, would take effect this Aug. 1.

The Central Arkansas Library System in Little Rock challenged the Arkansas law, saying the Arkansas law measure could make libraries and booksellers no longer carry titles.

The judge rejected a motion by the defendants and prosecuting attorneys seeking to dismiss the case and invalidate Arkansas Law.

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The lawsuit aims to make it easier to ban or restrict access to books and used Arkansas law as the basis for the restriction

Arkansas Law restricts access to certain materials or makes it easier to challenge some books.

The decision of the judge recognized the Arkansas law as censorship, a violation of the Constitution, said the executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System.

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