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