Lawmakers in Utah have approved a bill (H.B. 341) that will prohibit libraries from receiving state funds unless they install Internet filters on library computers. The Utah bill is the first state bill to be modeled on the federal Children's Internet Protection Act of 2001. The Utah bill will only affect computers used by the public; computers used only by staff are exempt from the bill.
A federal court has ruled that an employee may pursue her religious discrimination claim against her employer. The employee argued that she could not follow company policy and receive a flu shot because it was against her religion, veganism. The court is allowing the case to proceed, ruling that the employee should be given the opportunity to prove that veganism meets the requirements of religious belief under discrimination statutes.