Author Ends Feud With Ann Arbor Library Over Swearing

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An author is dropping his federal lawsuit against the Ann Arbor Public Library for banning him for a year.

Fredric Alan Maxwell was researching a biography of Apple Computers pioneer Steven Jobs when the library kicked him out for swearing.

Maxwell says the library violated his First and 14th Amendment rights. He also says the library's director libeled him in a memo to staffers.

Maxwell sent a letter from California to the judge overseeing the case that he's no longer interested in pursuing the matter. The judge later dismissed the suit.