In the latest twist in a case already laden with implications for school internet access, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Feb. 9 entered a hotly disputed case involving the library board in Loudoun County, Va. On Dec. 22, 1997, some residents in the conservative community near Washington, D.C., filed suit against the library board's policy governing internet access, one of the most restrictive in the nation.

Now, the ACLU has weighed in on behalf of web publishers to uphold their interests in the free distribution of ideas.

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