Article Title

Mail shall go through - Without dirty books

Authors

Newspaper

Capital Journal (Salem)

Date

6-27-1957

Challenged Material

dirty books, obscenity

Reading Level

all levels

Location

U.S.

Participants

U.S. Supreme Court, Post Office Department

Outcome

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that dirty books can be censored and prohibited from being sent through the mail.

Abstract

The U.S. Supreme Court made a ruling reinforcing the right to censor dirty books by keeping them out of the mail. This gives considerable power to the Post Office Department in deciding what is allowed to be sent through mail. The Supreme Court stated that the First Amendment should not be used to protect obscenity as well.

Keywords

U.S. Supreme Court, obscenity, freedom of speech, dirty books, mail, values

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