Supreme Court outlaws ban on "obscene" books
The Oregon Statesman (Salem)
Michigan, other U.S. states
The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a law making it illegal to sell books deemed obscene.
The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Michigan law which made it a crime to sell books deemed to contain obscene language. The suit was brought by Alfred E. Butler, a dealer who was fined $100 after selling a book called "The Devil Rides Outside." Eleven other states are appealing the decision because they have similar laws.
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