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Texas-Bookstores-lawsuit-book-bans-fifth-circuit-rulingIn recent years, book bans have emerged as a significant issue in our ongoing culture wars. In 2022, the most recent year for which data is available, more books were challenged in schools and libraries than in the previous three years combined. Bans have largely been instituted at the local level, on a case-by-case basis, as activists and parents target titles that discuss topics they view as controversial—race, gender, sex, and sexual identity are common themes, though not the only ones that end up challenged—but in the 2023 legislative session, Texas attempted to intervene on the topic in a more comprehensive way. The result was House Bill 900, a law that, among other things, required booksellers to rate the contents of every book they sold to…

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