Friday, March 09, 2007

Free speech update

Over the past few weeks, I've been going through the archives and adding tags to older posts. Along the way I've taken the opportunity to update some of them with new information.

For instance, this one from June 2006. A librarian in Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., Michele Reutty, was castigated by the library board for requiring that police get a search warrant before she turned over circulation records to them -- in other words, for doing her job.

The update: After six months of wrangling with the board, Reutty submitted her resignation in October and took a job as library director in nearby Oakland, N.J.

Way to go, Hasbrouck Heights. You've set a new standard for how not to stand up for your rights.

Reutty also received the 2006 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award and is currently vice president of the New Jersey Library Association.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Chris Truscott said...

Forgive the off topic post, but this is pretty good.

WashPo: Guess Libby's Pardon Date

3/09/2007 9:51 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

Agreed. Mentioned it in an earlier Libby roundup. Haven't actually submitted a guess yet, because I can't decide if it is more likely to be immediately after sentencing or at the end of Bush's term.

3/12/2007 9:52 AM  
Blogger DAV said...

SHe caught my eye a while back too. On Townhall they had a spiel about how terrible she was.

http://evilbobby.blogspot.com/2006/02/new-enemy-of-conservatives-librarians.html#links

3/12/2007 11:00 AM  

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