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Cable TV Censorship Alleged

Publication Date: 
February 08, 2007
Source: 
Los Angeles Times
Author: 
Roy Rivenburg

"Los Angeles Times" quotes Stanford Constitutional Law Center Executive Director and lecturer Derek Shaffer about the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California lawsuit against Los Alamitos which claims that city officials censored programming on a public-access cable TV channel.

"Derek Shaffer, executive director of the Stanford Constitutional Law Center, said blocking reruns isn't as drastic as never allowing shows to be broadcast in the first place, but it could still be considered a violation of the 1st Amendment."

"The case will 'come down to the rationale used by the city,' he said.