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Federal Lawsuit Against Florida School District That Banned Books Can Move Forward, Judge Rules

The federal lawsuit alleges the Escambia County School District and its School Board are violating the First Amendment through the removal of 10 books.

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Publishing Industry Heavy-Hitters Sue Iowa Over State’s New School Book-Banning Law

The lawsuit is the second in the past week to challenge the law, which bans books with sexual content all the way through 12th grade. An exception is allowed for religious texts.

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PEN America Sues Florida School District Over Book Bans

PEN America, along with Penguin Random House publishing, select authors and parents of children enrolled in Florida’s Escambia County School District filed a federal lawsuit against the district and its board May 17 requesting banned books and those under review be returned to library shelves.

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