Duquesne Law Review


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In October, 1967 Congress established an advisory commission (1) to study the effect of obscenity upon the public, particularly minors, and its relationship to crime and other antisocial behavior; and, (2) to recommend legislative action necessary to regulate traffic in obscenity without interfering with constitutional rights. During the fall of 1970 the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography issued its report. The Commission majority recommended that legal restriction of obscene books, pictorials, and motion pictures be totally abolished for adults and that the restriction of obscene books be lifted for children. Such a prescription for legal reform was largely based on conclusions the Commission drew from its studies concerning the effects of obscenity.

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