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Stanley v. Georgia


Two years later in United States v. Reidel (1971), the Court did not extend the same rights to the distribution of pornographic material. While the Court acknowledged the First Amendment right for an individual to have obscene material distributing such material was not afforded the same protections because that material could be sent to children. In later cases the Court has said that obscene materials are not protected by the First Amendment, but any such statutes must be limited.

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