Here, this Court has found that READER likely violates the First Amendment by containing an unconstitutional prior restraint, compelled speech, and unconstitutional vagueness. Protecting First Amendment rights is always in the public interest.

U.S. District Judge Alan Albright, Sept. 18, 2023

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IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the chair of the Texas State Library Martha Wong, chair of the Texas Board of Education Keven Ellis, and Commissioner of Education Mike Morath and all of their officers, agents, employees, attorneys, and other persons in active concert with them (“Defendants”) are ENJOINED from applying, enforcing, or attempting to enforce, either criminally or civilly, §§ 35.001, 35.002, 35.0021, and 35.003 of HB 900, the Restricting Explicit and Adult-Designated Educational Resources (READER) Act. Full ruling can be found here.

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