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Obscenity Quotes

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Obscenity Quotes
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"Obscenity is what happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate."
-Bertrand Russell
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"It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition; in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.'"
-Bertrand Russell
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"Sex and obscenity are not synonymous. Obscene material is material which deals with sex in a manner appealing to prurient interest."
-William J. Brennan, Jr.
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"The obscenity law is still mired in inconsistency. It simply does not give clear directions as to what is allowed to be sold or not sold to consenting adults."
-Andrew Chatham
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"Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another."
-Herbert Marcuse
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"We will go to colleges, card and gift shops and every corner of Delhi to protest it in any form. We will burn Valentine's Day cards depicting obscenity."
-Jai Bhagwan Goyal
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"The line between protected pornography and unprotected obscenity lies between appealing to a good healthy interest in sex and appealing to a depraved interest, whatever that means."
-Antonin Scalia
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"Well, he's doubled his own obscenity level, ... As they say in Boston, $63 million is wicked obscene. Here in New York City, we've got a different word to describe it."
-Jen Bluestein
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"Janet Reno did not feel comfortable enforcing obscenity laws. She didn't want to do it, and nobody made her do it."
-Bruce Taylor
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