August 3rd, 2004

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DoJ wants to hide OUR laws from US. (italics mine)

American Library Association
July 30, 2004

CHICAGO -- ALA President-Elect Michael Gorman:

“Last week, the American Library Association learned that the Department of Justice asked the Government Printing Office Superintendent of Documents to instruct depository libraries to destroy five publications the Department has deemed not “appropriate for external use.” The Department of Justice has called for these five public documents, two of which are texts of federal statutes, to be removed from depository libraries and destroyed, making their content available only to those with access to a law office or law library.
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Librarians should note that, according to policy 72, written authorization from the Superintendent of Documents is required to remove any documents. To this date no such written authorization in hard copy has been issued.”

*applause for the ALA*


Update: A lot of people complained and they changed their minds. What if the ALA hadn't complained?
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In response to la_sherazade’s challenge,
here, this is me.
"Okay, I have a CHALLENGE for you guys. I know that the essence of LJ is anonymity, but many of you I have never met in the flesh, and my mental vision of you is unbearably diffuse. I'll go first--here's what I "really" look like--if you will follow. Ie, please post a picture of yourself!"


The photo is right side up, I was lying on the floor.