FJI Files Summary Judgment Motion in Censorship Case Against Florida Department of Corrections

Back in 2003, the FDOC began to censor the magazine Prison Legal News—a monthly publication of legal news, analysis, and commentary on the prison system—on the basis of certain advertisements that appear in PLN.  During that litigation, the FDOC amended the relevant rule and assured the court they would no longer censor the magazine, and the case was dismissed as moot.  Several years later, despite these assurances, the FDOC resumed censorship of the magazine for the same reasons.  FJI has filed another lawsuit, alleging that this censorship violates PLN’s First Amendment rights.  We filed a Motion for Summary Judgment, and the case is ongoing.


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