Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton - Wikipedia

Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton
Argued October 19, 1972
Decided June 21, 1973
Full case nameParis Adult Theatre I et al., Petitioners, v. Lewis R. Slaton, District Attorney, Atlanta Judicial Circuit, et al.
Citations413 U.S. 49 (more)
93 S. Ct. 2628; 37 L. Ed. 2d 446
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
Chief Justice
Warren E. Burger
Associate Justices
William O. Douglas · William J. Brennan Jr.
Potter Stewart · Byron White
Thurgood Marshall · Harry Blackmun
Lewis F. Powell Jr. · William Rehnquist
Case opinions
MajorityBurger, joined by White, Blackmun, Powell, Rehnquist
DissentBrennan, joined by Stewart, Marshall

Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton, 413 U.S. 49 (1973), was a case in which 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.[1] The Court distinguished the case from Stanley v. Georgia,[2] 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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  1. ^ Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton, 413 U.S. 49 (1973).
  2. ^ Stanley v. Georgia, 394 U.S. 557 (1969).

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