B&N Obscenity Case Dismissed

Book Riot is reporting that an obscenity case brought against Barnes & Noble in Virginia has been dismissed, with the judge saying neither of the books named met the legal definition of obscenity.

As we previously reported, the suit was brought by Virgnia state delegate and lawyer Tim Anderson and Republican Congressional candidate Tommy Altman, who sued Barnes & Noble in Virginia Beach Circuit Court to stop sales of fantasy A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas and Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe, calling passages that include sexual language “obscene.”


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