Butler v. Michigan 352 U.S. 380 (1957)

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BUTLER v. MICHIGAN 352 U.S. 380 (1957)

Michigan convicted Butler for selling to an adult an "obscene" book that might corrupt the morals of a minor. The Supreme Court unanimously reversed, in an opinion by Justice felix frankfurter, who declared that the statute was not restricted to the evil with which it dealt; it reduced adults "to reading only what is fit for children," thereby curtailing their first amendment rights as protected by the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment.

Leonard W. Levy

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