Law: See No Evil

Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge is a black comedy of sex that shows a great deal of Ann-Margret without her clothing. It won an Oscar nomination for the actress and raves from many critics as one of the best films of 1971. But the Supreme Court's anti-pornography ruling of June 21 decreed that local judges could henceforth decide for themselves whether any movie violates "community" standards, as opposed to those of the nation as a whole. "It is neither realistic nor constitutionally sound," wrote Chief Justice Warren Burger, to require "that the people of Maine or Mississippi accept public depiction of conduct...

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