Miller v. California

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Miller v. California
Court Supreme Court of the United States
Date decided June 21, 1973
Distinguished by
New York v. Ferber
United States v. Williams (2008)
Followed by
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
Roth v. United States


Simply appealing to a person's prurient interest doesn't make a content obscene.


SCOTUS majority announced, an obscenity must

  1. portray sexual conduct in a patently offensive way,
  2. have no serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.


Miller test