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GUEST OPINION: Arizona ruling not very well thought out

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By KEN PAULSON
First Amendment Center
A new state law in Arizona threatens to withhold 10 percent of funding from public schools and libraries if they don’t block “harmful” content on the Internet.

The law, which goes into effect Aug. 1, requires that minors be blocked from accessing “visual depictions that are child pornography, harmful to minors or obscene.”

According to The Arizona Republic, Rep. Steve Court, who sponsored the bill, says it’s intended to refine existing law.


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