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Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton

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Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton

Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton
Supreme Court of the United States
Argued October 19, 1972
Decided June 21, 1973
Full case name Paris Adult Theatre I et al., Petitioners, v. Lewis R. Slaton, District Attorney, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, et al.
Citations 413 more)
A civil injunction barring the theatres in question from showing adult films was upheld; however, the State's definitions of obscene material must be re-evaluated in light of recent jurisprudence.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Burger, joined by White, Blackmun, Powell, and Rehnquist
Dissent Douglas
Dissent Brennan, joined by Stewart, Marshall

Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton, 413 Stanley v. Georgia, 394 U.S. 557 (1969), saying that the privacy of the home that was controlling in Stanley was not present in the commercial exhibition of obscene movies in a theatre.

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  • Text of Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton, 413 U.S. 49 (1973) is available from:  OpenJurist 
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