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Miller v. California
United States Supreme Court
413 U.S. 15 (1973)
Miller (defendant) conducted a mass-mailing campaign advertising the sale of obscene books by sending mailings depicting sexual acts to unwilling recipients through the mail. Miller was convicted in state court by the State of California (plaintiff), under a California criminal obscenity statute which prohibited the distribution of obscene materials. The court of appeals affirmed, and Miller appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burger, C.J.)
Dissent (Douglas, J.)
Dissent (Brennan, J.)
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