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Young v. American Mini Theatres 75-312 03/24/1976 06/24/1976 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Ward v. Illinois 76-415 04/27/1977 06/09/1977 Byron R. White 5-4
Vance v. Universal Amusement Co. 78-1588 11/28/1979 03/18/1980 5-4
United States v. X-Citement Video 93-723 10/05/1994 11/29/1994 William H. Rehnquist 7-2
United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs 133 01/20/1971 05/03/1971 Byron R. White 6-3
United States v. Reidel 534 01/20/1971 05/03/1971 Byron R. White 7-2
United States v. Orito 70-69 01/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
United States v. American Library Association 02-361 03/05/2003 06/23/2003 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
United States v. 12 200-Ft. Reels Of Film 70-2 01/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Stanley v. Georgia 293 01/14/1969 04/07/1969 Thurgood Marshall 9
Splawn v. California 76-143 03/23/1977 06/06/1977 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Smith v. United States 75-1439 12/08/1976 05/23/1977 Harry A. Blackmun 5-4
Smith v. California 9 10/20/1959 12/14/1959 William J. Brennan, Jr. 9
Schad v. Mount Ephraim 79-1640 02/25/1981 06/01/1981 Byron R. White 7-2
Sable Communications of California v. FCC 88-515 04/19/1989 06/23/1989 Byron R. White 6-3
Rowan v. U. S. Post Office Dept. 399 01/22/1970 05/04/1970 Warren E. Burger 8
Roth v. United States 582 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Roaden v. Kentucky 71-1134 11/14/1972 06/25/1973 Warren E. Burger 9
Renton v. Playtime Theatres Inc. 84-1360 11/12/1985 02/25/1986 William H. Rehnquist 7-2
Reno v. ACLU 96-511 03/19/1997 06/26/1997 John Paul Stevens 9
Redrup v. New York 3 10/10/1966 05/08/1967 7-2
Rabe v. Washington 71-247 02/29/1972 03/20/1972 9
Pope v. Illinois 85-1973 02/24/1987 05/04/1987 Byron R. White 5-4
Pinkus v. United States 77-39 02/28/1978 05/23/1978 Warren E. Burger 8-1
Paris Adult Theatre v. Slaton 71-1051 10/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Osborne v. Ohio 88-5986 12/05/1989 04/18/1990 Byron R. White 6-3
New York v. P. J. Video, Inc. 85-363 03/04/1986 04/22/1986 William H. Rehnquist 6-3
New York v. Ferber 81-55 04/27/1982 07/02/1982 Byron R. White 9
New York State Liquor Authority v. Bellanca 80-813 06/22/1981 7-1
Mishkin v. New York 49 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Miller v. California 70-73 01/18/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Memoirs v. Massachusetts 368 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Mckinney v. Alabama 74-532 12/15/1975 03/23/1976 William H. Rehnquist 8
Massachusetts v. Oakes 87-1651 01/17/1989 06/21/1989 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
Marks v. United States 75-708 11/01/1976 03/01/1977 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Marcus v. Search Warrant 225 03/30/1961 06/19/1961 William J. Brennan, Jr. 9
Manual Enterprises v. Day 123 02/26/1962 06/25/1962 John M. Harlan 6-1
Kingsley Pictures Corp. v. Regents 394 04/23/1959 06/29/1959 Potter Stewart 9
Kingsley Books, Inc. v. Brown 107 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 Felix Frankfurter 5-4
Kaplan v. California 71-1422 10/19/1972 06/21/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Jenkins v. Georgia 73-557 04/15/1974 06/24/1974 William H. Rehnquist 9
Jacobellis v. Ohio 11 03/26/1963 06/22/1964 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
Interstate Circuit v. Dallas 56 01/15/1968 04/22/1968 Thurgood Marshall 8-1
Heller v. New York 71-1043 11/14/1972 06/25/1973 Warren E. Burger 5-4
Hamling v. United States 73-507 04/15/1974 06/24/1974 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Grove Press, v. Maryland State Board Of Censors 63 11/10/1970 03/08/1971 4-4
Ginzburg v. United States 42 12/07/1965 03/21/1966 William J. Brennan, Jr. 5-4
Ginsberg v. New York 47 01/16/1968 04/22/1968 William J. Brennan, Jr. 6-3
FW/PBS, Inc. v. Dallas 87-2012 10/04/1989 01/09/1990 Sandra Day O'Connor 6-3
Fort Wayne Books, Inc. v. Indiana 87-470 10/03/1988 02/21/1989 Byron R. White 9