Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton

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Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton
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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 U.S. 49 (more)
Holding
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 U.S. 49 (1973). The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a state court's injunction against the showing of obscene films in a movie theatre restricted to consenting adults. The Court distinguished the case from 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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