Daily Archives: 2014-07-10

NLB debacle: It’s about freedom of expression, stupid

Choo Zheng Xi On banning books In a notable American First Amendment case involving an attempt to get a school board to ban a book, the Supreme Court of California held (in 1924) that: – “The mere act of purchasing a book to be added to the school library does not carry with it any implication of the adoption of …

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Petition with 3,800 names demands that NLB reinstate books

By Howard Lee A group of activists have sent a petition letter, with more than 3,000 signatures, to the National Library Board (NLB) to request that the statutory board reinstates two books that have been taken off the library’s shelves recently – “And Tango Makes Three” and “The White Swan Express” – following complains from members of the public that they …

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