New York v. Ferber
Significance, Speech Unworthy Of Protecting, A New Speech Category, Impact, Further Readings
State of New York
Paul Ira Ferber
That a state law restricting the sales and distribution of films and photographs containing children in sexually explicit scenes does not violate the First Amendment's protection of free speech.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Robert M. Pitler
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Harold Price Fahringer
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, William J. Brennan, Jr., Warren E. Burger, Thurgood Marshall, Sandra Day O'Connor, Lewis F. Powell, Jr., William H. Rehnquist, John Paul Stevens, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
Date of Decision
2 July 1982
Upheld the state of New York's claim and overturned a lower court's decision prohibiting the restriction of nonobscene materials by a state law.
- Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U.S. 568 (1942).
- Beauharnais v. Illinois, 343 U.S. 250 (1952).
- Roth v. United States, 354 U.S. 476 (1957).
- Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973).
- Hudnut v. American Booksellers Association, 475 U.S. 1001 (1985).
- Osborne v. Ohio, 495 U.S. 103 (1990).
- United States v. X-Citement Video, Inc., 513 U.S. 64 (1994).
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