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Lee Art Theatre v. Virginia (docekt #: 997) (1968)  [Findlaw]

Decided 06/16/1968
Supreme Court Vote 8-1
Supreme Court Ruling Free Speech claim upheld.
 
IssueWhether judge issuing warrant to seize allegedly obscene motion pictures acted using the proper constitutional safeguards when issuing such warrant.
Majority Opinion Per Curiam
Concurring Opinion Black, Douglas, and Stewart, JJ. base their concurrence in judgment of reversal upon Redrup v. New York (386 U.S. 787)
Dissenting Opinion Harlan, J.
Lower Court District Court for the District of Columbia (3-judge court)
Lower Court Ruling Free Speech claim denied.
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Plato Cacheris

For Respondent
James B. Wilkinson

Opinion - Lower Court
Lee Art Theatre, Inc. v. Com., 209 Va. 354 (Va. 1968).
News
"Movie Obscenity Case," The Washington Post (Times Herald), May 28, 1966, sect. B, pg. 4
"Theater Manager, Aide Held in Obscenity Case," The Washington Post (Times Herald), May 22, 1966, sect. A, pg. 25
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