Point: Book Censorship is an Attack on the Freedom of the Press

Issitt, Micah; Cushman, C. Ames
March 2016
Points of View: Banning Books;3/1/2016, p2
The article argues that book censorship threatens the right to a free press granted to the people in the U.S. under the First Amendment of the Constitution. The First Amendment grants citizens the right to access, publish or broadcast any content as long as it does not infringe the rights or safety of others. However, it is noted that censorship of publications challenges the freedom of expression and the right to free press. The negative implications of censorship are also discussed, along with the role of obscenity in publication.


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