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Unformatted text preview: protection ends or unprotected speech begins 6) Justice William Brennan, defined obscenity as speech or writing that appeals to the prurient interestthat is, books, magazines, films , and so on, whose purpose is to excite lust. 7) Brennan added, the work should be judged obscene only when it is utterly without redeeming social importance; instead of clarifying the Courts view, it actually cause more confusion. 8) In 1964, Justice Potter Stewart, confessed that, although he found pornography impossible to define, I know it when I see it. 9) In 1973, the Supreme Court expressed its willingness to define pornography as a work which As a whole, is deemed prurient by the average person according to community standards Depicts sexual conduct in a patently offensive way Lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value....
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- Spring '06