New CBLDF Rewards Zone Launches! Legal Update!

Official Press Release

CBLDF Launches Improved Rewards Zone!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to unveil a new and improved CBLDF Rewards Zone, filled with books and art signed by CBLDF supporting creators to thank our contributors for their donations!

Items from the CBLDF Rewards Zone make great gifts for the comics fan in your life, and ensure that the First Amendment rights of the comics community are energetically protected now and into the future!

The CBLDF is able to perform our important legal work because of the contributions of our supporters, most of whom donate less than $50 at a time, as they can afford it. The Fund makes a point of acknowledging these donations with great premiums that are donated by supporting creators and publishers. Creators who contribute to the CBLDF Reward Zone include Amanda Conner, Neil Gaiman, Jaime Hernandez, Garth Ennis, Tony Harris, Joe Hill, Larry Marder, Terry Moore, Frank Miller, and Darick Robertson — to name a small handful!

Please take a look at the CBLDF Rewards Zone today. Your donations will help us keep up the good fight, and put you in possession of some of the coolest comics items in the world!

A Divided Supreme Court Ponders the Fate of California Law Restricting Violent Video Games

Robert Corn-Revere, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s general counsel, provides a detailed summary and analysis of the oral arguments in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, which was argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week. One of the country’s leading First Amendment experts, Corn-Revere successfully litigated U.S. v. Stevens and recently wrote the CBLDF’s amicus brief in the Schwarzenegger case.

Preliminary Injunction Granted Against Massachusetts
Online Censorship Law

U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel granted a preliminary injunction against the online censorship law that went into effect in Massachusetts earlier this year. Massachusetts booksellers, trade associations including the CBLDF, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts filed suit in July to block the law because it imposes severe restrictions on constitutionally protected speech on the Internet, on the grounds that such material might be “harmful to minors.” The Court enjoined the law because it did not require that such material was purposefully sent to a person the sender knew to be a minor.