Paris Adult Theatre v. Slaton District Attorney
Significance, Regulation--or Censorship?
Paris Adult Theatre, et al.
Lewis R. Slaton, District Attorney, et al.
That the adult films that they were showing were protected under First Amendment Rights.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Thomas E. Moran
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Robert Eugene Smith
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Warren E. Burger (writing for the Court), Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., Potter Stewart, Thurgood Marshall, William O. Douglas
Date of Decision
21 June 1973
The Court ruled that obscene films did not automatically get First Amendment protection simply because they are shown for adults only.
- Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).
- Redrup v. New York, 386 U.S. 767 (1967).
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