Obscenity Rules

Author: Whitney Strub
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An examination of the landmark 1957 Supreme Court case Roth v.

Hollywood And The Law

Author: Paul McDonald
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
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Smith, J. douglas, 'Patrolling the Boundaries of race: Motion Picture Censorship
and Jim Crow in virginia, 1922–1932', Historical Journal of Film, radio and
Television vol. 21 no. 3 (2001): 273–91. Strub, Whitney, Obscenity rules: roth v.
United States and the Long Struggle over Sexual expression, landmark law
Cases & American Society (lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013).
Superior Films v. Ohio, 346 US 587 (1954). Times Film Corp. v. City of Chicago,
355 US 35 (1957).

Merchants Of Sin

Author: Benjamin Garland
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... Primetime Propaganda: The True Hollywood Story of How the Left Took Over
Your TV, HarperCollins ebook; Reprint edition, 2011 Sharaf, Myron, Fury on
Earth: A Biography of Wilhelm Reich, St. Martin's Press, 1983 Sklar, Robert,
Movie-Made America: A Cultural History of American Movies (Revised & Updated
Edition), Vintage, 2012 Strub, Whitney, Obscenity Rules: Roth v. United States
and the Long Struggle over Sexual Expression (Landmark Law Cases and
American Society), ...

Sex In The Heartland

Author: Beth L. Bailey
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
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While the employees' concerns about litigation and liability may have been
reasonable given that the paper was paid for with public funds and many
members of the public were suspicious of the goings-on at KU, public comments
made by these ... In this landmark 1957 decision, sometimes known as the Fanny
Hill case, the Supreme Court had ruled that for material to be legally obscene it
must appeal to a prurient interest in sex, be patently offensive to community
standards, and be ...

The Supreme Court

Author: Philip Weinberg
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
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Brennan also played a central role in the evolution of the law of obscenity. In
Roth v. United States (1957), the Court's first confrontation with the obscenity
issue, Brennan wrote for the Court that obscenity is "utterly without redeeming
social importance" and is thus "not within the area of constitutionally protected
speech." Characteristically, however, Brennan emphasized that "sex and
obscenity are not synonymous" and that it is "vital that the standards for judging
obscenity safeguard ...

Encyclopedia Of The American Constitution

Author: Leonard Williams Levy
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In roth v. united states (1957), the Court's first confrontation with the obscenity
issue, Brennan wrote for the Court that obscenity is "utterly without redeeming
social importance" and is thus "not within the area of constitutionally protected ... (
1981), and cases involving the regulation of sexually oriented expression, Such
as fEDERal CommUNICaTIoNS CommISSIoN v. PaCIfICa foundation (1978). As
in the equal protection area, however, Brennan won a few notable victories. In
Elrod v.


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Penal Code Section 311(a) reads "obscene" means that to the average person,
applying contemporary standards, the predominant appeal of the matter, taken as
a whole, is to prurient interest, i.e., a shameful or morbid interest in nudity, sex, or
excretion, which goes substantially beyond customary limits of candor in
description or representation of such matter and is matter which is utterly without
redeeming social importance. Remembering that Justice Brennan in Roth v.
United States ...

The Nation

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~rl 1 - THE FEDS VS. OBSCENITY Putting the First Out of Business ROBERT
CORN-REVERE round midday on November 18, 1987, a jury in Federal court in
Virginia decided that Dennis and Barbara Pryba were subject to the forfeiture ...
In the landmark 1957 Roth v. United States, Justice William Brennan defined
obscenity as material that deals with sexin a manner appealing to prurient
interest” and that lacks “even the slightest redeeming social importance.” The
standard was ...

Documents Of American History Since 1898

Author: Henry Steele Commager
ISBN: 9780132172820
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This case involves the application of a state's criminal obscenity statute to a
situation in which sexually explicit materials have been thrust by aggressive
sales action upon unwilling recipients who had in no way indicated any desire to
receive such materials. This Court ... Since the Court now undertakes to formulate
standards more concrete than those in the past, it is useful for us to focus on two
of the landmark cases in the somewhat tortured history of the Court's obscenity