The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression has announced their annual Muzzle Awards, highlighting the very worst offenders of the right to free speech, and Virginia managed to get two of the eight “awards.” The Virginia Department of Corrections was rightly upbraided for barring a prisoner from buying a buying a legal self-help book. And Albemarle High School made the cut for destroying the entire print run of an issue of the student newspaper for running a column that questioned the value of gym class. Other winners include President Obama and BP, the TSA, among others.
(You’ll remember the TJ Center as having been one of the three groups that represented me when I was fighting a subpoena a couple of years ago. I’m a long-time fan of the organization.)