Wednesday, February 12, 2014

1st Amendment Quote of the Day - February 12, 2014

I think the conviction of appellant or anyone else for exhibiting a motion picture abridges freedom of the press as safeguarded by the First Amendment, which is made obligatory on the States by the Fourteenth.”
  Associate Justice Hugo Black,  Supreme Court, in Jacobellis v. Ohio, 1964

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a State has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men’s minds.”
   Justice Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court, in  Stanley v. Georgia, 1969

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