Osborne v. Ohio
Significance, Osborne's Pictures, The Subjectivity Of Words
State of Ohio
That an Ohio law banning the possession of child pornography violated the First Amendment.
Chief Lawyer for Appellant
S. Adele Shank
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Ronald J. O'Brien
Justices for the Court
Harry A. Blackmun, Anthony M. Kennedy, Sandra Day O'Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, Byron R. White (writing for the Court)
William J. Brennan, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, John Paul Stevens
Date of Decision
18 April 1990
The Court upheld the constitutionality of the Ohio law, but ordered Osborne to be retried because of procedural errors during the trial.
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- Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973).
- New York v. Ferber, 458 U.S. 747 (1982).
- Massachusetts v. Oakes, 491 U.S. 576 (1989).
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- The New York Times. 19 April 1990.
- The Washington Post. 19 April 1990.
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