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Board of Education, Island Trees Union Free School District No. 26, et al. v. Pico, By His Next Friend Pico, et al.

By June 25, 1982

The Supreme Court rules in Board of Education v. Pico that school officials may not remove books from school libraries because they disagree with the ideas contained in the books. The Court states that “the right to receive ideas is a necessary predicate to the recipient’s meaningful exercise of his own rights of speech, press, and political freedom,” and makes clear that “students too are beneficiaries of this principle.”