Posted on July 25, 2023 at 3:02 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A group of booksellers, publishers, and authors filed a lawsuit today aimed at stopping a new book-rating law in Texas.

The New York Times reports that starting in September, booksellers would be required to rate any book they sell — or have sold in the past — to schools.

If they don't comply, they can't do business with schools.

The plaintiffs argue that this violates their First Amendment rights and is also impossible to do.

The owners of two independent bookstores have been joined by American Booksellers Association, the Association of American Publishers, the Authors Guild, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in the suit.

State library and education officials who are responsible for implementing the law are listed as the defendants.

For more on the lawsuit to block Texas's book-rating law, head to the NY Times.

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