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Case Docket No. Argued Decided Majority Authorsort icon Vote
Vance v. Universal Amusement Co. 78-1588 11/28/1979 03/18/1980 5-4
Rabe v. Washington 71-247 02/29/1972 03/20/1972 9
Grove Press, v. Maryland State Board Of Censors 63 11/10/1970 03/08/1971 4-4
Alexander v. Virginia 71-1315 10/19/1972 06/25/1973 5-4
Flynt v. Ohio 80-420 03/24/1981 05/18/1981 5-4
New York State Liquor Authority v. Bellanca 80-813 06/22/1981 7-1
Alberts v. California 61 04/22/1957 06/24/1957
Redrup v. New York 3 10/10/1966 05/08/1967 7-2
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 03-218 03/02/2004 06/29/2004 Anthony M. Kennedy 5-4
Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition 00-795 10/30/2001 04/16/2002 Anthony M. Kennedy 6-3
Ward v. Illinois 76-415 04/27/1977 06/09/1977 Byron R. White 5-4
United States v. Reidel 534 01/20/1971 05/03/1971 Byron R. White 7-2
United States v. Thirty-Seven Photographs 133 01/20/1971 05/03/1971 Byron R. White 6-3
Brockett v. Spokane Arcades, Inc. 84-28 02/20/1985 06/19/1985 Byron R. White 6-2
Pope v. Illinois 85-1973 02/24/1987 05/04/1987 Byron R. White 5-4
New York v. Ferber 81-55 04/27/1982 07/02/1982 Byron R. White 9
Osborne v. Ohio 88-5986 12/05/1989 04/18/1990 Byron R. White 6-3
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
Fort Wayne Books, Inc. v. Indiana 87-470 10/03/1988 02/21/1989 Byron R. White 9
Ashcroft v. American Civil Liberties Union 00-1293 11/28/2001 05/13/2002 Clarence Thomas 8-1
Kingsley Books, Inc. v. Brown 107 04/22/1957 06/24/1957 Felix Frankfurter 5-4
Butler v. Michigan 16 10/16/1956 02/25/1957 Felix Frankfurter 9
Smith v. United States 75-1439 12/08/1976 05/23/1977 Harry A. Blackmun 5-4
Manual Enterprises v. Day 123 02/26/1962 06/25/1962 John M. Harlan 6-1
Young v. American Mini Theatres 75-312 03/24/1976 06/24/1976 John Paul Stevens 5-4
Reno v. ACLU 96-511 03/19/1997 06/26/1997 John Paul Stevens 9
Marks v. United States 75-708 11/01/1976 03/01/1977 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 5-4
Erznoznik v. City of Jacksonville 73-1942 02/26/1975 06/23/1975 Lewis F. Powell, Jr. 6-3
Kingsley Pictures Corp. v. Regents 394 04/23/1959 06/29/1959 Potter Stewart 9
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
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
Stanley v. Georgia 293 01/14/1969 04/07/1969 Thurgood Marshall 9
Interstate Circuit v. Dallas 56 01/15/1968 04/22/1968 Thurgood Marshall 8-1
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
Pinkus v. United States 77-39 02/28/1978 05/23/1978 Warren E. Burger 8-1
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
Roaden v. Kentucky 71-1134 11/14/1972 06/25/1973 Warren E. Burger 9
Rowan v. U. S. Post Office Dept. 399 01/22/1970 05/04/1970 Warren E. Burger 8
Paris Adult Theatre v. Slaton 71-1051 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
Hamling v. United States 73-507 04/15/1974 06/24/1974 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Splawn v. California 76-143 03/23/1977 06/06/1977 William H. Rehnquist 5-4
Mckinney v. Alabama 74-532 12/15/1975 03/23/1976 William H. Rehnquist 8
California v. Larue 71-36 10/10/1972 12/05/1972 William H. Rehnquist 6-3