REDRUP V. NEW YORK, 386 U. S. 767 (1967)

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Redrup v. New York, 386 U.S. 767 (1967)

Redrup v. New York

No. 3

Argued October 10, 1966

Decided May 8, 1967*

386 U.S. 767


Petitioners in Nos. 3 and 16 were convicted for violating New York and Kentucky laws, respectively, concerning the sale of allegedly obscene publications. In No. 50, the Arkansas courts, in a civil proceeding, declared certain issues of specific magazines to be obscene, enjoined their distribution, and ordered their destruction.

Held: These cases can be and are decide upon their common constitutional basis that the distribution of the publications is protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments from governmental suppression.

No. 50, 239 Ark. 474, 393 S.W.2d 219, and Nos. 3 and 16, reversed.

Page 386 U. S. 768

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