A report on Obscenity and Stanley v. Georgia

Cover of an undated American edition of Fanny Hill, c. 1910
The 18th century book Fanny Hill has been subject to obscenity trials at various times (image: plate XI: The bathing party; La baignade)

Stanley v. Georgia, 394 U.S. 557 (1969), was a U.S. Supreme Court decision that helped to establish an implied "right to privacy" in U.S. law in the form of mere possession of obscene materials.

- Stanley v. Georgia

Another difference between U.S. constitutional law concerning obscenity and that governing child pornography is that the Supreme Court ruled in Stanley v. Georgia,, that possession of obscene material could not be criminalized, while in Osborne v. Ohio, , the high court ruled that possession of child pornography could be criminalized.

- Obscenity
Cover of an undated American edition of Fanny Hill, c. 1910

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