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First Amendment

Censorship Defined

ACLU. 2006. What is Censorship. Accessed April 26, 2024. 
Censorship, the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive,” happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others. Censorship can be carried out by the government as well as private pressure groups. Censorship by the government is unconstitutional.

National Coalition Against Censorship. What is school book censorship? Book Challenge Resource Center. Accessed April 24, 2024.