Jacobellis v. Ohio
Significance, Defining Obscenity, Other Opinions: "i Know It When I See It", Consequences Of Jacobellis
State of Ohio
That under the First and Fourteenth Amendments, he should not have been punished for showing The Lovers, a film deemed obscene under Ohio State law.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
John T. Corrigan
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr. (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg, Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Tom C. Clark, John Marshall Harlan II, Earl Warren
Date of Decision
22 June 1964
The film was not obscene and Jacobellis' conviction should be overturned.
- Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).
- Kingsley Pictures Corp. v. Regents of the University of the State of New York, 360 U.S. 684 (1959).
- Manual Enterprises, Inc., v. Day, 370 U.S. 478 (1962).
- Bantam Books Inc. v. Sullivan, 372 U.S. 58 (1963).
- Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973).
- Jenkins v. Georgia, 418 U.S. 153 (1974).
Grazia, Edward de and Roger K. Newman. Banned Films: Movies, Censors and the First Amendment. New York: R. R. Bowker, 1982.
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