On Tuesday, July 16, the San Diego Law Library will host Law & Comics 2013.  The 4th annual Lindley Lecture on Law & Comics program, Censorship:  From 1950s Superheroes to Today’s Manga, will be from noon to 1.  Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), is the featured guest.

The talk will follow the history of comic book censorship.  The attempts have ranged from Fredric Wertham, his book Seduction of the Innocent, and the Congressional hearings in the early 1950s, to arrests of retailers in the 1970s and 80s, to arrests of readers and challenges to comic books in library collections today.

The class will also discuss the case of a United States citizen traveling to Canada who was arrested for the images on his laptop.  With the assistance of the CBLDF, all criminal charges were dismissed.

Join us for more on the intersection of the First Amendment and comic books.