OBSCENITY: California Cleans

"If anyone showed that book to my daughters, I'd have strangled him with my own hands."

—Chief Justice Earl Warren,

commenting out of court on a

pornographic book.

Despite the fact that he led the U.S. Supreme Court to an unprecedented expansion of individual liberties, Earl Warren remained troubled by obscenity, a problem that his court wrestled with but did not solve. As pornography has proliferated in ever-ranker forms, an increasing number of people are demanding a return to some kind of censorship. Nowhere have they made this demand more insistently than in Warren's...

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