PLS 460 ROTH v UNITED STATES

PLS 460 ROTH v UNITED STATES - ROTH v UN ITED STATES No....

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ROTH v UNITED STATES No. 582 SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES 354 U.S. 476; 77 S. Ct. 1304; 1 L. Ed. 2d 1498; 1957 U.S. LEXIS 587; 14 Ohio Op. 2d 331; 1 Media L. Rep. 1375 April 22, 1957, Argued June 24, 1957, Decided * * Together with No. 61, Alberts v. California, appeal from the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, Appellate Department, argued and decided on the same dates. PRIOR H ISTORY: CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT. DISPOSITION: 237 F.2d 796 , affirmed. 138 Cal. App. 2d Supp. 909, 292 P. 2d 90 , affirmed. CASE SUMMARY PROCEDURAL POSTURE: Certiorari was granted to a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit where petitioners' convictions for violating a federal obscenity statute, 18 U.S.C.S. § 1461 , and Cal. Penal Code § 311 (1955) were affirmed, to determine whether the federal statute violated U.S. Const. amend. I and whether the state statute violated the Due Process Clause of U.S. Const. amend. XIV . OVERVIEW: Petitioners, New York and California mail-order businessmen, were convicted of mailing obscene materials under 18 U.S.C.S. § 1461 and Cal. Penal Code § 311 (1955). Petitioners appealed on grounds that the federal statute violated U.S. Const. amend. I
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