Obscene Matter Sent Through the Mail: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Postal Operations of the Committee on Post Office and Civil Service, House of Representatives, Eighty-sixth Congress, First Session ...

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Stran 121 - Hicklin. [L]ater decisions have rejected it and substituted this test: whether to the average person, applying contemporary community standards, the dominant theme of the material taken as a whole appeals to prurient interest.
Stran 125 - I think the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall.
Stran 66 - Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin : but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
Stran 66 - For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh : and these are contrary the one to the other ; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Stran 43 - There are certain well-defined and narrowly limited classes of speech, the prevention and punishment of which have never been thought to raise any Constitutional problem. These include the lewd and obscene, the profane, the libelous, and the insulting or "fighting" words— those which by their very utterance inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.
Stran 121 - ' . . .A thing is obscene if, considered as a whole, its predominant appeal is to prurient interest, ie, a shameful or morbid interest in nudity, sex, or excretion, and if it goes substantially beyond customary limits of candor in description or representation of such matters . . .." See Comment, id., at 10, and the discussion at page 29 et seq.
Stran 121 - Obscene material is material which deals with sex in a manner appealing to prurient interest. The portrayal of sex, eg, in art, literature and scientific works, is not itself sufficient reason to deny material the constitutional protection of freedom of speech and press.
Stran 43 - It has been well observed that such utterances are no essential part of any exposition of ideas, and are of such slight social value as a step to truth that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the social interest in order and morality.
Stran 122 - Freedom of expression can be suppressed if, and to the extent that, it is so closely brigaded with illegal action as to be an inseparable part of it.
Stran 36 - The publication and distribution of salacious materials is a peculiarly vicious evil; the destruction of moral character caused by it among young people cannot be overestimated. The circulation of periodicals containing such materials plays an important part in the development of crime among youth of our country (Hoover, 1956: 2).

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