Horany Receives Award From Freedom to Read Foundation

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from John K. Horany, P.C.

    DALLAS, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- John K. Horany,
 the Dallas attorney who successfully represented Wichita Falls residents in
 their suit to overturn a city council resolution to limit access to library
 materials, will receive the 2001 Freedom to Read Foundation's "Roll of Honor
 Award" at the American Library Association's annual conference in San
 Francisco on June 16.
     A native of Wichita Falls, Horany successfully argued that the Wichita
 Falls resolution violated the federal and state constitutions' right to
 receive information.  Passed in the wake of a campaign to restrict children's
 access to Daddy's Roommate and Heather Has Two Mommies, two books about gay
 parenting, the resolution allowed any 300 library card-holders to remove any
 book from the children's area of the library to the adult section.
     "This was an important case which reaffirms our first amendment right to
 receive information free of government censorship of books based on their
 viewpoint and perceived messages," Horany said.
     Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Library
 Association, Horany along with local counsel Robert M. Hampton and Freedom to
 Read Foundation attorneys Theresa Chmara and Daniel Mach of the Washington,
 D.C. office of Jenner & Block successfully blocked enforcement of the Altman
 resolution, which was initially passed by the Wichita Falls city council in
 February 1999.
     The Roll of Honor was established in 1987 to recognize and honor
 individuals who have contributed substantially to the Freedom to Read
 Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and defending the right of
 individuals to freely express ideas and to access information in libraries and
 elsewhere.  Former "Roll of Honor Award" winners include musician Frank Zappa,
 noted author Judy Blume, and Lillian Bradshaw, former director of the Dallas
 Public Library.  Carolyn Forsman was also named to the 2001 "Role of Honor."
     John K. Horany, P.C., (http://www.horany.com) a Dallas law firm
 established in 1995, specializes in wrongful death, medical malpractice,
 personal injury, nursing home litigation, civil rights and general negligence
 claims.  In practice since 1986, John K. Horany is a graduate of Southern
 Methodist University School of Law and is board certified in personal injury
 trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He is a life fellow of
 the Dallas Bar Foundation and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
 
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    DALLAS, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- John K. Horany,
 the Dallas attorney who successfully represented Wichita Falls residents in
 their suit to overturn a city council resolution to limit access to library
 materials, will receive the 2001 Freedom to Read Foundation's "Roll of Honor
 Award" at the American Library Association's annual conference in San
 Francisco on June 16.
     A native of Wichita Falls, Horany successfully argued that the Wichita
 Falls resolution violated the federal and state constitutions' right to
 receive information.  Passed in the wake of a campaign to restrict children's
 access to Daddy's Roommate and Heather Has Two Mommies, two books about gay
 parenting, the resolution allowed any 300 library card-holders to remove any
 book from the children's area of the library to the adult section.
     "This was an important case which reaffirms our first amendment right to
 receive information free of government censorship of books based on their
 viewpoint and perceived messages," Horany said.
     Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Library
 Association, Horany along with local counsel Robert M. Hampton and Freedom to
 Read Foundation attorneys Theresa Chmara and Daniel Mach of the Washington,
 D.C. office of Jenner & Block successfully blocked enforcement of the Altman
 resolution, which was initially passed by the Wichita Falls city council in
 February 1999.
     The Roll of Honor was established in 1987 to recognize and honor
 individuals who have contributed substantially to the Freedom to Read
 Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and defending the right of
 individuals to freely express ideas and to access information in libraries and
 elsewhere.  Former "Roll of Honor Award" winners include musician Frank Zappa,
 noted author Judy Blume, and Lillian Bradshaw, former director of the Dallas
 Public Library.  Carolyn Forsman was also named to the 2001 "Role of Honor."
     John K. Horany, P.C., (http://www.horany.com) a Dallas law firm
 established in 1995, specializes in wrongful death, medical malpractice,
 personal injury, nursing home litigation, civil rights and general negligence
 claims.  In practice since 1986, John K. Horany is a graduate of Southern
 Methodist University School of Law and is board certified in personal injury
 trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He is a life fellow of
 the Dallas Bar Foundation and a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
 
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