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Harry Potter and the Cedarville censors : inside the precedent-setting defeat of an Arkansas book ban

Author: Brian Meadors
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2002, the Cedarville School Board in Crawford County, Arkansas, removed Harry Potter books from library shelves. These were unanimously approved by a committee. Dakota Counts and her father Bill Counts sued the school district in Federal court. This book details the origins of the ban and the civil procedures and legal arguments that restored the First Amendment"--
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Named Person: Billy Rae Counts; J K Rowling
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Meadors
ISBN: 9781476674971 1476674973
OCLC Number: 1057305142
Description: x, 207 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: An inspirational Wednesday --
A brief history of Harry Potter --
Legal backstory : Gobitis & Garnette (students have constitutional rights) --
Estella fights back --
Legal backstory : Tinker (students have a right to non-disruptive speech) --
School boards --
Legal backstory : Pico (students' free speech rights apply to school libraries) --
Like magic, a client appears --
Intolerant of tolerance --
Adversaries and allies --
Legal backstory: Sund (hiding a library book is the same as censoring it) --
Building the case --
"There are schools of magic" --
Dakota Counts --
The expert --
Legal backstory : Bystrom (8th Circuit adopts the Pico plurality) --
Summary judgment --
Carrot and stick --
The fruit of the litigation tree --
Appendix : Judge Hendren's opinion (Counts v. Cedarville School District, 295 F.Supp.2d 996 [2003]).
Responsibility: Brian Meadors.

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In 2002 the Cedarville school board banned the Harry Potter series from public school libraries - but a school librarian, assisted by a fourth-grade girl, fought back with a federal lawsuit and won.  Read more...

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