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  1. Groups File Amicus in National Security Letters Challenge

    By Beverly Goldberg The American Library Association, the Freedom to Read Foundation, and four other groups representing authors, bookstores, publishers, and professors filed an amicus brief (PDF file) August 1 supporting a 2004 federal court decision tha ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 14:56 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Bound to the Word

    By Anonymous President-Elect Barack Obama keynoted the opening general session at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 23–29, 2005, while a U.S. senator from Illinois. This article, published in the August 2005 issue of American Libraries, is an ada ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 10:08 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. University Publishers Question Google Print Library Project

    By Beverly Goldberg The Association of American University Presses is questioning the legality of Google’s plan, announced in December 2004, to digitize books from the collections of several major research libraries—including Harvard, Stanford, and the Un ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:39 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Six Heads of State Propose European Digital Library

    By Beverly Goldberg Following France’s call for European nations to make their library collections available on the internet, six European leaders have offered a proposal for what they called a “European digital library.” An April 28 letter signed by Fren ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:41 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Contra Costa County to Appeal Library Meeting-Room Injunction

    By Beverly Goldberg Officials in Contra Costa County, California, will appeal a federal judge’s May 23 ruling that says the county library cannot ban religious services in its meeting rooms. The preliminary injunction stemmed from a July 2004 lawsuit file ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 10:49 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Religious-Rights Group Sues California Library

    By Beverly Goldberg The Alliance Defense Fund, a coalition of religious-rights attorneys, filed suit July 31 on behalf of a Christian ministry that claims it was unconstitutionally denied meeting-room access by Contra Costa County (Calif.) Library because ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 10:54 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. Christian-Rights Group Sues over Nixed Library Meeting

    By Beverly Goldberg Liberty Counsel, a legal defense organization that champions religious free speech, filed suit January 9 against the city of Dunedin, Florida, because the public library there declined its meeting-room requests on two occasions. The ap ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 10:57 - American Libraries Magazine

  8. Texas Library Sued for Denying Religious-Meeting Request

    By Beverly Goldberg Mitchell County (Tex.) Public Library has been sued by an Abilene-area man who alleges that the library violated his First Amendment rights for denying him use of its meeting room for a religious gathering. The Mitchell County Attorney ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 11:01 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. President Signs Antiterrorism Bill; Library Groups Examine Impact

    By Beverly Goldberg President Bush signed sweeping antiterrorism legislation October 26 that expands the government’s powers to conduct electronic surveillance, obtain business and medical records, and detain immigrants without charges. The measure, known ...

    admin - 01/22/2013 - 10:43 - American Libraries Magazine

  10. Creationist Takes on City after Library Nixes Program

    By Beverly Goldberg Genesis Commission founder Chris Pfeifer launched a First Amendment lawsuit against the city of Charleston, South Carolina, after the county library refused him meeting-room space for a creationist seminar that contained religious inst ...

    admin - 11/14/2012 - 11:15 - American Libraries Magazine