The Supreme Court: Guessing About Obscenity

Among the many issues to be considered by the Supreme Court this term, few are more in need of the court's attention than the matter of obscenity. In related cases last week, the court summarily applied the First Amendment to protect a group of girlie magazines banned by Louisiana, and a group of Danish homosexual magazines impounded by U.S. Customs because they were illustrated almost entirely by front views of nude males. On the other side of the ledger, the court refused to review the conviction of a sculptor in Miami who had...

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