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Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 00-1293 11/28/2001 05/13/2002 Clarence Thomas 8-1
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition 00-795 10/30/2001 04/16/2002 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-3
City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc. 00-799 12/04/2001 05/13/2002 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
City of Littleton v. Z.J. Gifts D-4, L.L.C. 02-1609 03/24/2004 06/07/2004 Stephen G. Breyer 9
United States v. American Library Association 02-361 03/05/2003 06/23/2003 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 03-218 03/02/2004 06/29/2004 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Kingsley Books, Inc. v. Brown 107 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 Felix Frankfurter 5-4
Jacobellis v. Ohio 11 03/26/1963 06/22/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Bantam Books, Inc. v. Sullivan 118 12/03/1962 02/18/1963 William J. Brennan, Jr. 8-1
Manual Enterprises v. Day 123 02/26/1962 06/25/1962 John M. Harlan 6-1
United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs 133 01/20/1971 05/03/1971 Byron R. White 6-3
Butler v. Michigan 16 10/16/1956 02/25/1957 Felix Frankfurter 9
Marcus v. Search Warrant 225 03/30/1961 06/19/1961 William J. Brennan, Jr. 9
Stanley v. Georgia 293 01/14/1969 04/07/1969 Thurgood Marshall 9
Redrup v. New York 3 10/10/1966 05/08/1967 7-2
Memoirs v. Massachusetts 368 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Kingsley Pictures Corp. v. Regents 394 04/23/1959 06/29/1959 Potter Stewart 9
Rowan v. U. S. Post Office Dept. 399 01/22/1970 05/04/1970 Warren E. Burger 8
Ginzburg v. United States 42 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 5-4
A Quantity Of Books v. Kansas 449 04/01/1964 06/22/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 7-2
Ginsberg v. New York 47 01/16/1968 04/22/1968 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Mishkin v. New York 49 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
United States v. Reidel 534 01/20/1971 05/03/1971 Byron R. White 7-2
Blount v. Rizzi 55 11/10/1970 01/14/1971 William J. Brennan, Jr. 9
Interstate Circuit v. Dallas 56 01/15/1968 04/22/1968 Thurgood Marshall 8-1
Roth v. United States 582 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Alberts v. California 61 04/22/1957 06/24/1957
Grove Press, v. Maryland State Board Of Censors 63 11/10/1970 03/08/1971 4-4
United States v. 12 200-Ft. Reels Of Film 70-2 01/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
United States v. Orito 70-69 01/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Miller v. California 70-73 01/18/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Heller v. New York 71-1043 11/14/1972 06/25/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Paris Adult Theatre v. Slaton 71-1051 10/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Roaden v. Kentucky 71-1134 11/14/1972 06/25/1973 Warren E. Burger 9
Alexander v. Virginia 71-1315 10/19/1972 06/25/1973 5-4
Kaplan v. California 71-1422 10/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Rabe v. Washington 71-247 02/29/1972 03/20/1972 9
California v. Larue 71-36 10/10/1972 12/05/1972 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Erznoznik v. City of Jacksonville 73-1942 02/26/1975 06/23/1975 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 6-3
Hamling v. United States 73-507 04/15/1974 06/24/1974 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Jenkins v. Georgia 73-557 04/15/1974 06/24/1974 William H. Rehnquist 9
Mckinney v. Alabama 74-532 12/15/1975 03/23/1976 William H. Rehnquist 8
Smith v. United States 75-1439 12/08/1976 05/23/1977 Harry A. Blackmun 5-4
Young v. American Mini Theatres 75-312 03/24/1976 06/24/1976 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Marks v. United States 75-708 11/01/1976 03/01/1977 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Splawn v. California 76-143 03/23/1977 06/06/1977 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Ward v. Illinois 76-415 04/27/1977 06/09/1977 Byron R. White 5-4
Pinkus v. United States 77-39 02/28/1978 05/23/1978 Warren E. Burger 8-1
Vance v. Universal Amusement Co. 78-1588 11/28/1979 03/18/1980 5-4
Schad v. Mount Ephraim 79-1640 02/25/1981 06/01/1981 Byron R. White 7-2