Article Title

Oregon senate mulls comic book bans

Authors

Newspaper

Enterprise-Courier (Oregon City)

Date

2-2-1995

Challenged Material

comics

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Oregon

Participants

Oregon State Senate, Senator Merrifield

Abstract

Two bills were introduced in the Oregon Senate which would curtail sales of comic books judged obscene. One bill would authorize the creation of a committee to evaluate books sold on magazine stands. Sen. John C.F. Merrifield introduced the aforementioned bill after speaking with various constituents and reading about controversial literature in the news. Membership of the advisory committee was outlined in the article.

Keywords

comic books, legislation, advisory committee, John C.F. Merrifield, book distribution, sexually explicit, sexual, values, violence, crime, religious view, racism

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