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Illegal Trafficking

Most American scholars remain blissfully ignorant of the risks of international collaboration. Yet simply publishing in the United States an article co-written by a colleague from Cuba, Iran, or… More

Nobel Laureate sues U.S.

When Shirin Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, President Bush congratulated the Iranian lawyer and children's advocate for "her lifetime championing human rights and democracy." More

Right to Publish

A group of American publishers is in federal court, suing an office in the U.S. Treasury Department for what would seem to be their most basic of rights: The… More

Curb the Thought

The Treasury Department's bone-headed decision not to allow U.S. publishers to edit the works of writers from trade sanctioned countries has ended up in court. One trusts the Constitution,… More

Embargo Violates Free Speech

A coalition of publishers and authors filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to overturn Treasury Dept. rules restricting American publishers from working with authors in countries under a trade embargo,… More

Treasury Dept. Being Sued for Curbs on Editing

Treasury Department regulations against editing manuscripts from Cuba, Iran and other countries under American economic sanctions violate the First Amendment of the Constitution and should be overturned, a group… More

Publishers will sue U.S. government

Calling restrictions on publishing contrary to the First Amendment and acts of Congress, a group of publishers' and authors' associations expects to file suit today against the Treasury Department's… More