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Redrup v. New York

Redrup v. New York
Supreme Court of the United States
Argued October 10–11, 1966
Decided May 8, 1967
Full case name Robert Redrup, Petitioners v. State of New York; William L. Austin, Petitioner v. State of Kentucky; Gent, et al., Appellants v. State of Arkansas
Citations 386 more)
Holding
Written materials that were not sold to minors, or foisted on unwilling audiences were constitutionally protected.
Court membership
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Majority Per curiam

Redrup v. New York, 386 police officer. He was tried and convicted in 1965.

With financial backing from Hamling, Redrup appealed his case to the Supreme Court where his conviction was overturned by 7-2. The court's final ruling affirmed that written materials that were neither sold to minors nor foisted on unwilling audiences were constitutionally protected, thereby de facto ending American censorship of written material. After this decision, the Supreme Court systematically and summarily reversed, without further opinion, scores of obscenity rulings involving paperback sex books.

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