The Press: Amoral Victory

The Supreme Court, dodging the question whether leg-art is really art, decided 8-0 that it was none of the Post Office Department's business either. The court restored Esquire's second-class mailing rights, which Post Office censors took away because they disapproved of Esquire's undressed Varga girls. It was a clear victory for Esquire, worth $500,000 a year in postage, and scads more in free publicity.


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