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Alberts v. California (1957)
Hamling v. United States (1974)
Miller v. California (1973)
Pinkus v. United States (1978)
Roth v. United States (1957)
Books, Booklets, Magazines
A Book Named "John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" v. Attorney General of Massachusetts (1966)
A Quantity of Books v. Kansas (1964)
Alberts v. California (1957)
Bantam Books, Inc. v. Sullivan (1963)
Blount v. Rizzi (1971)
Brockett v. Spokane Arcades, Inc. (1985)
Butler v. Michigan (1957)
Fort Wayne Books, Inc. v. Indiana (1989)
Ginsberg v. New York (1968)
Ginzburg v. United States (1966)
Kingsley Books, Inc., v. Brown (1957)
Manual Enterprises v. Day (1962)
McKinney v. Alabama (1976)
Mishkin v. New York (1966)
Pinkus v. United States (1978)
Pope v. Illinois (1987)
Rabeck v. New York (1968)
Redrup v. New York (1967)
Roth v. United States (1957)
Smith v. California (1959)
United States v. Reidel (1971)
Ward v. Illinois (1977)
Winters v. New York (1948)
Bookstores
Alexander v. United States (1993)
Arcara v. Cloud Books, Inc. (1986)
City News and Novelty, Inc. v. City of Waukesha (2001)
Fort Wayne Books, Inc. v. Indiana (1989)
Kaplan v. California (1973)
Pope v. Illinois (1987)
Smith v. California (1959)
Cable Television
United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group (2000)
Children
Ashcroft v. ACLU (2002)
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (2002)
Bethel School Dist. No. 403 v. Fraser (1986)
Butler v. Michigan (1957)
Erznoznik v. City of Jacksonville (1975)
Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica (1978)
Ginsberg v. New York (1968)
Massachusetts v. Oakes (1989)
New York v. Ferber (1982)
Osborne v. Ohio (1990)
Pinkus v. United States (1978)
Rabeck v. New York (1968)
Reno v. ACLU (1997)
Importation
United States v. 12 200-Ft. Reels of Film (1973)
United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs (1971)
Indecency
Ashcroft v. ACLU (2002)
Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc. (1991)
Bethel School Dist. No. 403 v. Fraser (1986)
City of Erie v. PAP'S A.M. (2000)
City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books (2002)
City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc (1986)
Cohen v. California (1971)
Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica (1978)
New York v. Ferber (1982)
Reno v. ACLU (1997)
Sable Communications of California v. FCC (1989)
Young v. American Mini Theatres (1976)
Internet
Ashcroft v. ACLU (2002)
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (2002)
Reno v. ACLU (1997)
Lewd
Arcara v. Cloud Books, Inc. (1986)
Ashcroft v. ACLU (2002)
Bantam Books, Inc. v. Sullivan (1963)
Bethel School Dist. No. 403 v. Fraser (1986)
Brockett v. Spokane Arcades, Inc. (1985)
California v. LaRue (1972)
New York v. Ferber (1982)
Osborne v. Ohio (1990)
Licensing of Businesses
FW/PBS., Inc. v. City of Dallas (1990)
Mail
Blount v. Rizzi (1971)
Ginzburg v. United States (1966)
Hamling v. United States (1974)
Manual Enterprises v. Day (1962)
Marks v. United States (1977)
Miller v. California (1973)
Pinkus v. United States (1978)
Roth v. United States (1957)
Smith v. United States (1977)
United States v. Reidel (1971)
Movies
Alexander v. United States (1993)
Brockett v. Spokane Arcades, Inc. (1985)
California v. LaRue (1972)
City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc (1986)
Erznoznik v. City of Jacksonville (1975)
Fort Wayne Books, Inc. v. Indiana (1989)
Heller v. New York (1973)
Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964)
Jenkins v. Georgia (1974)
Kingsley Pictures Corporation v. Regents (1959)
Lee Art Theatre v. Virginia (1968)
Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton (1973)
Pinkus v. United States (1978)
Rabe v. Washington (1972)
Stanley v. Georgia (1969)
United States v. Orito (1973)
Vance v. Universal Amusement Co. (1980)
City of Littleton v. Z.J. Gifts (2004)
United States v. American Library Association, Inc. (2003)
United States v. Playboy Entertainment Group (2000)
Nude/Semi-Nude Dancing
Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc. (1991)
California v. LaRue (1972)
City of Erie v. PAP'S A.M. (2000)
City of Newport v. Iacobucci (1986)
Doran v. Salem Inn, Inc. (1975)
New York State Liquor Authority v. Bellanca (1981)
Schad v. Mount Ephraim (1981)
Obscenity
A Book Named "John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure" v. Attorney General of Massachusetts (1966)
A Quantity of Books v. Kansas (1964)
Alberts v. California (1957)
Alexander v. United States (1993)
Ashcroft v. ACLU (2002)
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition (2002)
Bantam Books, Inc. v. Sullivan (1963)
Blount v. Rizzi (1971)
Brockett v. Spokane Arcades, Inc. (1985)
Butler v. Michigan (1957)
California v. LaRue (1972)
Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica (1978)
Fort Wayne Books, Inc. v. Indiana (1989)
Ginzburg v. United States (1966)
Hamling v. United States (1974)
Heller v. New York (1973)
Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964)
Jenkins v. Georgia (1974)
Kaplan v. California (1973)
Manual Enterprises v. Day (1962)
McKinney v. Alabama (1976)
Miller v. California (1973)
Mishkin v. New York (1966)
New York v. Ferber (1982)
Osborne v. Ohio (1990)
Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton (1973)
Pinkus v. United States (1978)
Pope v. Illinois (1987)
Rabe v. Washington (1972)
Redrup v. New York (1967)
Roth v. United States (1957)
Sable Communications of California v. FCC (1989)
Smith v. California (1959)
Smith v. United States (1977)
Southeastern Promotions, Ltd. v. Conrad (1975)
Stanley v. Georgia (1969)
United States v. 12 200-Ft. Reels of Film (1973)
United States v. American Library Association, Inc. (2003)
United States v. Reidel (1971)
United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs (1971)
Ward v. Illinois (1977)
Winters v. New York (1948)
Photography
Massachusetts v. Oakes (1989)
Osborne v. Ohio (1990)
United States v. Orito (1973)
United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs (1971)
Prior Restraint
City News and Novelty, Inc. v. City of Waukesha (2001)
FW/PBS., Inc. v. City of Dallas (1990)
Heller v. New York (1973)
Kingsley Books, Inc., v. Brown (1957)
Lee Art Theatre v. Virginia (1968)
Vance v. Universal Amusement Co. (1980)
Private Residence
Stanley v. Georgia (1969)
Prostitution
Arcara v. Cloud Books, Inc. (1986)
Radio
Federal Communications Commission v. Pacifica (1978)
Secondary Effects
Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc. (1991)
Boos v. Barry (1988)
City of Erie v. PAP'S A.M. (2000)
City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books (2002)
City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc (1986)
Young v. American Mini Theatres (1976)
Students
Bethel School Dist. No. 403 v. Fraser (1986)
Telephone
Sable Communications of California v. FCC (1989)
Theatres
Southeastern Promotions, Ltd. v. Conrad (1975)
Zoning
Alexander v. United States (1993)
City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books (2002)
City of Renton v. Playtime Theatres, Inc (1986)
Schad v. Mount Ephraim (1981)
Young v. American Mini Theatres (1976)
 

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