THE SUPREME COURT: To Roast the Pig

Under a state law designed to protect youngsters from printed matter "tending to incite minors to violent or depraved or immoral acts," the Detroit Police Department's censor bureau in the past decade has banned some 250 books, mostly paperbacks, from local bookstores and other outlets. Included, along with a lot of trash, were works by such fictioneers as Ernest Hemingway (Across the River and Into the Trees), John Dos Passes (1919), John O'Hara (Ten North Frederick), James T. Farrell (Studs Lonigan). Last week, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court struck down...

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