Jenkins v. Georgia
Significance, "i Know It When I See It", An "obscenely Boring" Film, Defining Obscenity
State of Georgia
That he had been wrongfully convicted under a Georgia state obscenity statute that had made it illegal for him to show the film Carnal Knowledge.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Tony H. Hight
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist (writing for the Court), Potter Stewart, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
24 June 1974
That the film Carnal Knowledge was not obscene under the constitutional standards that the Court had recently announced in Miller v. California, and that Jenkins' conviction should be reversed.
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