On October 25th, 2021, Texas State Representative Matt Krause, in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee on General Investigating, circulated a letter addressed to the Texas Education Agency and school-district superintendents. The letter requested that superintendents identify and investigate a list of 800 books possibly held in their districts’ libraries that might contain topics ranging from human sexuality to HIV/AIDS to any material that “might make students feel discomfort, guilt, anguish . . . or psychological distress because of their race or sex . . . .”
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on September 27, 2022. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Cihlar, Zach, "Book Ban Opponents Face an Uphill Battle with Current Discretionary Review Standards" (2022). AELJ Blog. 328.