Article Title

City Council revises policy on video ban

Authors

Joe Kidd

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

3-8-1994

Challenged Material

R-rated movies

Reading Level

adult

Location

Springfield

Participants

Springfield City Council; Springfield Library Board; Springfield Public Library; City Attorney Joe Leahy

Outcome

patron policy change

Abstract

The Springfield City Council rescinded a ban on children's access to R-rated videos from library collections. Instead, the council made it the parent's responsibility to alert librarians if their children under 16 years of age should be prevented from borrowing R-rated videos. Authorities continued to debate whether this change was constitutional, as the city government would still be responsible for monitoring children's access to materials.

Keywords

Oregon ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, City Attorney Tim Harold, Councilman Greg Shaver, First Amendment, Polly Nelson, Larry Schanz, Ralf Walters, Oregon State Library, Bob Russell, unsuited to age

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