Massachusetts v. Oakes
Significance, Overbroad Or Not?, Creating A "chilling Effect", Dissension In The Court, Further Readings
State of Massachusetts
That the conviction of Oakes, who took photographs of his partially nude stepdaughter, should be upheld under a Massachusetts law prohibiting adults from "posing or exhibiting nude minors for purposes of visual representation or reproduction in any book, magazine, pamphlet, motion picture, photograph, or picture."
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
James M. Shannon, Massachusetts Attorney General
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
Richard J. Vita
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor (writing for the Court), William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Byron R. White
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
21 June 1989
The Court send Oakes's case back to a lower court to determine if his conviction should be upheld under the original statute.
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