’s Useful Librarian Links Page



Useful, accurate and authoritative links for librarians who have to make decisions that could impact

the municipality’s insurance coverage, civil rights of patrons and availability of funding for services

and acquisitions when legal fees might ensue for errors. These links could be useful in avoiding civil rights litigation.



United States v. Am. Library Ass'n, No. 02-361, SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES , 539 U.S. 194; 123 S. Ct. 2297; 156 L. Ed. 2d 221; 2003 U.S. March 5, 2003, Argued, June 23, 2003, Decided


COMPUTERXPRESS, INC., Plaintiff and Respondent, v. LEE JACKSON et al., Defendants and Appellants. No. E027841. COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION TWO 93 Cal. App. 4th 993; 113 Cal. Rptr. 2d 625; 2001 Cal. App.


Putnam Pit, Inc. v. City of Cookeville, No. 98-6438, UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT, 221 F.3d 834; 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 17305; 2000 FED App. 0235P (6th Cir.); 28 Media L. Rep. 2257, October 29, 1999, Argued, July 19, 2000, Decided, July 19, 2000, Filed, Appeal after remand at Putnam Pit, Inc. v. City of Cookeville, 2003 U.S. App. LEXIS 17775 (6th Cir. Tenn., Aug. 20, 2003)

OVERVIEW: Where small publisher sued for denial of electronic access to parking ticket records and denial of hypertext link to plaintiff's site, judgment was affirmed as to freedom of press claim, but reversed on hypertext link claim.

CORE TERMS: site, First Amendment, fora, designated, nonpublic, public forum, viewpoint, summary judgment, electronic, linked


Putnam Pit v. City of Cookeville – Amicus brief