Miller v. California Case Brief

Miller v. California Case Brief - Miller v California 413...

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Miller v. California 413 U.S. 15, 93 S.Ct. 2607 (1973) Facts: Marvin Miller was mailing unsolicited materials advertising adult books and films that included pictures of men and women engaged in sexual acts. 2 Miller was found guilty of violating California statute which prohibited distribution of obscene materials. 1 Legal Questions Presented: Is the sale and distribution of obscene materials by mail to unwilling recipients protected under  the First Amendment's freedom of speech guarantee? Holding: (5-4 Decision) The court upheld the California conviction stating that obscene materials that are unprotected by the First Amendment Opinion for the Court: Delivered by Burger, J. 1. While obscene material is unprotected by the First Amendment states’ regulations of material should be very limited 2. Court set a standard for what would be deemed unprotected by the First Amendment, court stated if the work lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. Court pointed out that they do not support the “utterly without
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  • Fall '07
  • Mullin
  • First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Obscenity, Miller v. California, obscene material, obscene materials

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