“Virginia Can’t Force Bookstores To Card Kids for Books on Gender and Sexuality”
Fiona Harrigan at the main Reason site beat me to this story from last week; I criticized the initial orders (which the court has now vacated) when they were initially handed down in May (see also this post about the “taken as a whole” element of the obscenity test). You can also read one of the orders, In re: A Court of Mist a Fury, for yourself; in relevant part, it holds that,
1. The Code of Virginia does not provide a Circuit Court with the statutory authority to grant the relief sought in the Petition, specifically, a determination that the book A Court of Mist and Fury … is “obscene as to minors,” and that consequently this Court lacks subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate this matter.
2. The Petition does not allege facts sufficient to support a finding, under the terms of Virginia Code § 18.2-384, that the Book is ob
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