Posted on January 11, 2024 at 8:34 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A federal judge ruled that a case against a Florida school district and its school board can continue.

The Associated Press reports that a judge ruled Wednesday that PEN America, Penguin Random House, authors whose books were banned, and parents have legal standing to pursue First Amendment violation claims against Escambia County School District and the school board.

The judge did, however, deny claims that the book restrictions violate the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause. 

A lawyer for the plaintiffs praised the ruling; the school district did not issue a comment.

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