Pornography and the justices the Supreme Court and the intractable obscenity problem by Richard F. Hixson

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .

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  • Obscenity (Law) -- United States -- History,
  • Freedom of speech -- United States -- History

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementRichard F. Hixson.
LC ClassificationsKF9444 .H69 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 268 p. ;
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL805835M
ISBN 100809320576
LC Control Number95042412

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Pornography and the Justices differs from other studies of pornography in its unique focus and its fresh conclusion, which is a composite of views garnered from the Supreme Court justices.

As long as there is ample protection of minors and nonconsenting adults, Hixson argues, obscenity should be up to Author: Richard F. Hixson. Cruz watched pornography with Supreme Court justices Cruz served as a law clerk to then Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist.

One day, he was standing behind Rehnquist and Justice Sandra. The phrase "I know it when I see it" is a colloquial expression by which a speaker attempts to categorize an observable fact or event, although the category is subjective or lacks clearly defined parameters. The phrase was used in by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart to describe his threshold test for obscenity in Jacobellis v.

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Hixson examines the various ways the United States Supreme Court - the individual justices as well as the collective body - has dealt over time with the intractable problem of obscenity. Altogether, this book provides a starting point for more in-depth exploration of various aspects of pornography.

References are quite extensive and useful. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above." ―D. Friedrichs, University of ScrantonCited by: 3.

Justices David H. Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented, with Justice Souter writing that promoting images that are not real children engaging in. Book Description. This volume assembles hundreds of cases and studies to provide the most accurate and comprehensive picture of the status of pornography in the criminal justice system.

Presenting high-level research in an accessible and organized manner, it explores a range of topics, including investigating and prosecuting a case, arguments. Obscenity refers to a narrow category of pornography that violates contemporary community standards and has no serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

For adults at least, most pornography — material of a sexual nature that arouses many readers and viewers — receives constitutional protection.

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Pornography harms families, society, and children. Pornography addiction affects men, women, and adolescents. And pornography affects relationships on multiple levels. It’s a problem we need to deal with, as a society. For Christians, sometimes we approach the subject of pornography and lust from a purely shame-based perspective.

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Robert P. George on Monday urged the Justice Department and the attorney general to enforce existing obscenity laws as a means of combating access to porn.

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Obscenity is a legal term that applies to anything offensive to morals and is often equated with the term pornography.

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Find out more about this topic, read articles and blogs or research legal issues, cases, and codes on In their attempts to balance freedom of speech and expression against the state’s ability to protect the health, safety, welfare, and morals of the people through their inherent police power, the justices ultimately determined that they would have to examine pornography issues on a case-by-case basis.

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In a 5-to-4 vote, the Justices ruled that the zoning regulation was a legitimate exercise of the city's authority to enact regulations control crime and other deleterious "secondary effects. was aroused, and whether this movie or that book had any redeem­ ing social value. While the Court seemed highly sympathetic to de­ fendants' arguments in the pornography cases of that period, no observer could possibly explain case results without reference to the idiosyncratic views of the individual Justices.

One could hardly. Carolyn R. Richardson et al., Does Pornography-Blocking Software Block Access to Health Information on the Internet, JAMA (). The study found that when a filter is set to the least restrictive setting, such as the "pornography" setting on one of the most widely used filters in public libraries (N2H2), it blocks % of all health.

The Supreme Court announced Monday it will consider the constitutionality of a Massachusetts pornography law that makes it a crime to photograph a child in the nude.

The court will hear arguments next term in an appeal by Massachusetts officials of a state court ruling that struck down the law. Secretary Ashcroft talked with reporters about a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a law against virtual child pornography. He said the decision was a blow to law enforcement efforts to.

In my book Christian Ethics in Plain Language, I discuss in further detail the issue of pornographic addiction as well as describe the social and psychological effects of pornography. Social Effects Defining the social effects of pornography has been difficult because of some of the prevailing theories of its impact.

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To support her thesis, she. Pornography, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. a book can be declared pornographic even if only isolated passages in it are offensive. [unwholesome] interest” and be “utterly without redeeming social importance.” Justices on the court who were against the Roth decision found it to be vague, imprecise, and flexible.

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Court librarians reportedly set up a tutorial for the justices and clerks to show how adult content. Illustrated biographies of current U.S. Supreme Court justices. When an unconstitutional bill passes Congress and is signed by the president, or when it is passed by a state legislature and signed by the governor, the Supreme Court is the last line of defense against its : Tom Head.

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Office of the Attorney General Office of the Deputy Attorney General Office of the Associate Attorney General Antitrust Division.HATE SPEECH AND PORNOGRAPHY: Do WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EQUALITYt Nadine Strossentt I. INTRODUCTION Two important current controversies about free speech have been the focus of academic and public policy debates.

Both involve unpopular types of speech that are said to cause harm to particularCited by: 5.Pornography (from Greek πόρνη (porni) "prostitute" and γραφή (grafi) "writing"), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual is similar to, but distinct from erotica, though the two terms are often used interchangeably.

In general, "erotica" refers to portrayals of sexually arousing.

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