Case Study

Events

G.P. Putnam's Sons publishes "Fanny Hill" in America

Approx. 1963

Memoirs v. Massachusetts argued

December 7, 1965 - December 8, 1965

Memoirs v. Massachusetts decision

March 21, 1966

6-3 decision

Police search Stanley's house

Approx. November 17, 1966

Stanley v. Georgia argued

January 14, 1969 - January 15, 1969

Stanley v. Georgia decision

April 7, 1969

7-2 decision

Miller arrested

Approx. 1971

Miller v. California argued

January 18, 1972 - January 19, 1972

Miller files for writ of certiorari to Supreme Court again

January 30, 1972

Burger pushed for looser definition of obscenity

Approx. May 1, 1972 - Approx. June 30, 1972

Miller v. California reargued

November 7, 1972

Miller v. California decision

June 21, 1973

5-4 decision