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1993

Constitutional Law

Censorship

William & Mary Law School

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Freedom Of Speech For Libraries And Librarians, Rodney A. Smolla Jan 1993

Freedom Of Speech For Libraries And Librarians, Rodney A. Smolla

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Noting the recent bicentennial of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Professor Smolla considers the role of librarians in opposing censorship. He proposes a new principle of "professionalism" to establish the librarian's role, and discusses the principle in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Board of Education v. Pico.