Alberts v. California

United States Supreme Court354 U.S. 476 (1957)

Facts

Alberts (defendant) was convicted under a California obscenity statute for “lewdly keeping for sale obscene and indecent books” and “publishing an obscene advertisement of them.” Alberts challenged his conviction on the ground that the state statute violated the First Amendment’s protections of speech and press. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

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