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Miller v. California

Pre-miller Obscenity Cases, Miller V. California, Further Readings

Arguably the most important in a series of late-twentieth-century Supreme Court cases laying down the definition of OBSCENITY and setting down the boundaries as to how and when communities could regulate obscene materials. Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15, 93 S. Ct. 2607, 37 L. Ed. 2d 419 (1973) remained the Supreme Court's final word on most types of PORNOGRAPHY into the twenty-first century. While the test set down for defining obscenity in Miller v. California has been modified and expanded by subsequent court cases since the original decision was handed down in 1973, it has never been overturned and forms the starting point for nearly all U.S. court cases dealing with obscenity prosecutions.

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Obscenity; Pornography.

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