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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Author Votesort icon
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
Vance v. Universal Amusement Co. 78-1588 11/28/1979 03/18/1980 5-4
Hamling v. United States 73-507 04/15/1974 06/24/1974 William H. Rehnquist 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
United States v. 12 200-Ft. Reels Of Film 70-2 01/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Smith v. United States 75-1439 12/08/1976 05/23/1977 Harry A. Blackmun 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
Young v. American Mini Theatres 75-312 03/24/1976 06/24/1976 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Heller v. New York 71-1043 11/14/1972 06/25/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Kaplan v. California 71-1422 10/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Alexander v. Virginia 71-1315 10/19/1972 06/25/1973 5-4
Alexander v. United States 91-1526 01/12/1993 06/28/1993 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc. 90-26 01/08/1991 06/21/1991 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Pope v. Illinois 85-1973 02/24/1987 05/04/1987 Byron R. White 5-4
Flynt v. Ohio 80-420 03/24/1981 05/18/1981 5-4
Kingsley Books, Inc. v. Brown 107 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 Felix Frankfurter 5-4
Ginzburg v. United States 42 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 5-4
City of Los Angeles v. Alameda Books, Inc. 00-799 12/04/2001 05/13/2002 Sandra Day O'Connor 5-4
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 03-218 03/02/2004 06/29/2004 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Paris Adult Theatre v. Slaton 71-1051 10/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs 133 01/20/1971 05/03/1971 Byron R. White 6-3
California v. Larue 71-36 10/10/1972 12/05/1972 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Brockett v. Spokane Arcades, Inc. 84-28 02/20/1985 06/19/1985 Byron R. White 6-2
New York v. P. J. Video, Inc. 85-363 03/04/1986 04/22/1986 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Osborne v. Ohio 88-5986 12/05/1989 04/18/1990 Byron R. White 6-3
FW/PBS, Inc. v. Dallas 87-2012 10/04/1989 01/09/1990 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
Massachusetts v. Oakes 87-1651 01/17/1989 06/21/1989 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
Sable Communications of California v. FCC 88-515 04/19/1989 06/23/1989 Byron R. White 6-3
Jacobellis v. Ohio 11 03/26/1963 06/22/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Ginsberg v. New York 47 01/16/1968 04/22/1968 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Memoirs v. Massachusetts 368 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 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. American Library Association 02-361 03/05/2003 06/23/2003 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
Erznoznik v. City of Jacksonville 73-1942 02/26/1975 06/23/1975 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 6-3
Manual Enterprises v. Day 123 02/26/1962 06/25/1962 John M. Harlan 6-1
Roth v. United States 582 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition 00-795 10/30/2001 04/16/2002 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-3
United States v. Reidel 534 01/20/1971 05/03/1971 Byron R. White 7-2
United States v. X-Citement Video 93-723 10/05/1994 11/29/1994 William H. Rehnquist 7-2
Renton v. Playtime Theatres Inc. 84-1360 11/12/1985 02/25/1986 William H. Rehnquist 7-2
New York State Liquor Authority v. Bellanca 80-813 06/22/1981 7-1
Schad v. Mount Ephraim 79-1640 02/25/1981 06/01/1981 Byron R. White 7-2
A Quantity Of Books v. Kansas 449 04/01/1964 06/22/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 7-2
Redrup v. New York 3 10/10/1966 05/08/1967 7-2
Pinkus v. United States 77-39 02/28/1978 05/23/1978 Warren E. Burger 8-1
Mckinney v. Alabama 74-532 12/15/1975 03/23/1976 William H. Rehnquist 8