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Chapter 14 Summary

Barney and Maggie Crowley sit in Principal Moore's office, arguing with him for the right to publish the interview with Karen Salters. Moore stresses the interview would cause the school to look foolish, and that any disagreement between himself and Karen was resolved peacefully. Barney, in defense, asks if the story is obscene or libelous, as those are the conditions under which a story cannot be printed. Moore, furious, states it is not, but when Barney asks if the story would infringe upon anyone's rights, Moore shouts that the story is not to be published, and directs his gaze to Maggie. Maggie, looking directly at Moore, replies that the law states school authorities do not have control over what is to be published in school newspapers, provided the issues Barney has raised are not affected. She continues that the censorship of Huckleberry Finn has divided the community...

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