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Saturday, October 24, 2009
Lake County, Florida, Still in Play?
I did hear from two of the five commissioners in Lake County, Florida, and they felt that the commission was unlikely to censor any books. In spite of this, news media continue to report that the commission is considering various options, including the possibility of some kind of warning label on some Young Adult books. See today's story in the Orlando Sentinel. Part of the problem, of course, is that the commissioners don't all have a common understanding of what "censorship" is.
The good news, according to the Sentinel, is that the commission is waiting for a legal memo from the county attorney. Hopefully, the attorney will correct any misunderstandings that the commissioners might have.