August 25, 2016

Wisconsin Appeals Court Upholds University Library Porn Citation

From the AP (via La Crosse Tribune):

An Eau Claire man didn’t have a constitutional right to view pornography on a university library computer, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The case began in December 2014, when two students doing their homework in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire library noticed David Reidinger, then 45, was watching pornography on a nearby computer.

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The appellate court ruled unanimously in a terse, five-page opinion that the citation was valid. The court said neither of the Supreme Court cases Reidinger cited establishes a First Amendment right to view pornography in a public library or any other public place.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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