Article Title

Censored sales: Booksellers say new state law could put them out of business

Newspaper

Business Journal (Portland)

Date

9-26-2008

Challenged Material

obscene or indecent reading material

Reading Level

all levels

Location

Oregon

Participants

Oregon booksellers Michael Powell, Stephanie Griffin and Will Peters; Judge Michael Mosman; Oregon Reps. Tina Kotek and Mary Nolan; Sen. Ginny Burdick, attorney Michael Bamberger; Planned Parenthood; Cascade AIDS Project

Photo Caption

Michael Powell says a law that limits sales of sexually explicit books is "foolish".

Abstract

Oregon booksellers argue that new legislation meant to ban the sale and perusal of sexually explicit material to children 13 and under will be too subjective and expensive to enforce.

Keywords

sexually explicit, access by minors, inappropriate for children, law, book sales, fines, government

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