February 17, 2018

Oregon Filtering Bill Stalls

By LJ Staff

A bill in Oregon that would make state funding for public libraries contingent on filtering “visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct” has stalled in committee after legislative lawyers said it was unconstitutional. According to the AP, Greg Chaimov, the Legislature’s top legal adviser, said the state constitution prohibits the government from blocking communications based on topic, except for illegal materials like depictions of child abuse.