Cyber Law Journal: Controversial Ruling on Library Filters

June 4, 2001

In early 1997, the Minneapolis Public Library began giving its patrons unfettered and unlimited access to the Internet. The librarys First Amendment-inspired policy was intended to provide a needed service to the community. But Wendy Adamson, a reference desk librarian at the library’s central branch, said it effectively made her working life a nightmare, and federal officials appear poised to agree with her.