CBLDFNews Big Week For Free Speech! Plus, CBLDF Comes To LA & Portland!
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Content Law!
In a ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court voted 8-1 to strike down a 1999 federal law that criminalizes the possession or sale of “depictions of animal cruelty,” saying that the statute is overbroad and it violates the First Amendment. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, who participated as a member of Media Coalition’s amicus group, welcomes this important ruling as an affirmation of the First Amendment’s guarantee to free speech. Full Story on CBLDF.org!
CBLDF Appears In Los Angeles & Portland This Weekend!
This weekend, the CBLDF team will be hitting the West Coast to meet supporters in Los Angeles at the LA Times Festival of Books and Portland, Oregon at the Stumptown Comics Festival! Beanworld creator Larry Marder will be signing books on Saturday at 2 PM in Los Angeles, while the CBLDF will be hosting a membership drive and raffling off a copy of Adobe Illustrator CS4 in Portland! Full Story on CBLDF.org!
Bone Prompts School Library Controversy
Of all the comics out there, Jeff Smith’s self-published fantasy epic Bone, recipient of innumerable Harvey and Eisner awards is certainly not one you would think of as the subject of controversy. Yet it was last week when a Minnesota parent petitioned her school district to remove Bone comics from her son’s elementary school library. Full Story on CBLDF.org!
CBLDF Launches New Logo & Website!
Last weekend, the CBLDF unveiled a new look and fully modernized website at the C2E2 convention in Chicago. Come visit us at www.cbldf.org and experience the difference!