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A Supreme Court sampler
Atlas for obscenity: Exploring community standards
During the one hundred and fifty years after the adoption of the first amendment, the United States Supreme Court had no occasion to pass on the constitutionlality of laws which made obsenity a crime. Since the mid-1950's, ...
Even-handed justice in Nebraska: The preliminary hearing and the plea in abatement
In Stone v. Powell,1 the Supreme Court of the United States put the states on notice that they would become increasingly the last fora for the adjudication of the rights of criminally accused. The decision's withdrawal of ...
Inquiry into a principle of "speech plus"
Unfortunately, Americans have been ambivalent with regard to freedom of expression and nonverbal dissent. Nonverbal conduct which is intimately linked with expression of opinions has often been considered wholly unprotected ...