The Supreme Court: Bad News for Smut Peddlers

The Supreme Court seems to be catching up with the moral election returns. In three major decisions last week, it joined the growing body of Americans revolted by the growing body of U.S. pornography — the books, films, plays and magazines hawked on count less street corners with lurid sales pitches promising all manner of sex, all imaginable deviations, combinations and permutations. Ruling on three cases involving no fewer than 144 publications, the court handed down some bad news for U.S. smut peddlers.

Startling even Justice Department lawyers, the court voted 5...

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