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Texas Appeals Court Rules Eight Explicit Books to Return to Shelves

Books on bookshelf | Image by Jure Divich/Shutterstock
Books on bookshelf | Image by Jure Divich/Shutterstock

Texas Scorecard reported that after an almost two-year legal battle over accessibility to explicit children’s books in Llano County, an appeals court has ruled that some of the books must be returned to library shelves:

“In 2022, Llano County officials were sued for removing explicit books from the children’s section of the library. The books included Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teenager and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, both of which feature radical gender ideology and critical race theory.

“In 2023, Obama appointed federal Judge Robert Pitman ordered that 17 of the originally removed books must be returned to library shelves. Shortly after his order, Llano County officials appealed his decision to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

“On Thursday, the court ruled that eight of the 17 removed books be returned to library shelves. One judge moved to uphold Pitman’s order to return all books, while another, who largely agreed, said nine books could stay off the shelves as the appeal continues. A third judge dissented from both previous judges, leading the majority to agree on returning eight books.”

To read the entire Texas Scorecard article, click HERE.

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