The federal lawsuit was filed on the students' behalf by the Family Policy Network, a Christian group based in Virginia.
Courts later rejected the argument that the reading requirement violated the US constitution. School District , but retained despite a parent’s claim the book promotes “economic fallacies” and socialist ideas, as well as advocating the use of illegal drugs and belittling Christians.
Removed from the Bedford, New Hampshire School District's required Personal Finance Course  after two parents complained about the "book's profanity, offensive references to Christianity, and biased portrayal of capitalism." A checklist has been proposed that Bedford school officials would use to rate books and other instructional materials.)* (Challenged at the South Gwinnett, Georgia High School library  because the story, which portrays the friendship of a white girl and a black girl during the Civil Rights era, contains "graphic sex scenes that read like a how-to guide." A school committee, comprised of three teachers and four parents, denied the request to restrict the book's use or have it removed from the media center.) (Restricted to high school students with parental permission at the Beardstown, Illinois High School Library  because the novel "describes sex, uses foul language, and contains other R-rated content.") (Challenged but retained at the Cape May County, NJ Library .
The book is comprised of entries four New York City high-school students made in a shared journal in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Retained in the Greencastle-Antrim, Pennsylvania tenth-grade English classes .
A complaint was filed because of "racial slurs" and profanity used throughout the novel.
Younger students could also access the book with prior parental permission.Reclassified from the young adult section to the adult nonfiction section at the Waukee, Iowa Public Library  because of a complaint citing "foul language" and "cussing." The book includes frank discussions about adolescent sex, drinking, and drug use.Body image, sexual orientation, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks are also addressed.) (Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) administrators found  that a student-employee was guilty of racial harassment merely for reading in a public area an historical account of Notre Dame students' fight with members of the Ku Klux Klan.The Do D then purchased and destroyed all 9,500 first edition copies citing concerns that it contained classified information. Martin's Press, in conjunction with the Do D created a censored second edition, which contains blackened out words, lines, paragraphs, and even portions of the index.)("Trash." "Obscene, indecent, and impure, and taken as a whole, predominantly prurient, hardcore pornography and utterly without redeeming social importance." "Trash written by a mentally sick individual." Banned by Boston courts in 1962 for obscenity, but the decision was reversed in 1966 by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.)(Challenged at the Nampa, Idaho Public Library  along with seven other books because "they are very pornographic in nature and they have very explicit and detailed illustrations and photographs which we feel don't belong in a library." The library board approved policy changes that restrict children's access to any holdings that may fall under the state's harmful to minors statute and barred the library from buying movies rated NC-17 or X.The book was relocated to the director's office  to be accessed by patrons who specifically requested the book.)("Pernicious merchandise." "Untrue translations should be burned." Tyndale was arrested, put on trial, formally condemned as a heretic, degraded from the priesthood, and subsequently strangled then burned at the stake with his books.