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United States v. One Book Called Ulysses

Significance, Two Percent For Life, "his Locale Was Celtic And His Season Spring", Did Censorship Help ?

Plaintiff

State of New York

Defendant

One Book Entitled Ulysses by James Joyce

Plaintiff's Claim

The book violated national standards for obscenity.

Chief Lawyers for Plaintiff

Nicholas Atlas, Samuel C. Coleman, Martin Conboy

Chief Defense Lawyers

Morris L. Ernst, Alexander Lindey

Judge

John M. Woolsey

Place

New York, New York

Date of Decision

26 November 1933

Decision

The book was ruled not obscene.

Sources

Gilbert, Stuart. James Joyce's Ulysses: A Study by Stuart Gilbert. New York: Vintage, 1955.

Additional topics

Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1918 to 1940