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Manual Enterprise, Inc. v. Day

"The magazines consisted largely of photographs of nude, or nearly nude, male models ... were composed primarily, if not exclusively, for homosexuals and had no literary, scientific or other merit ... [and] would appeal to the 'prurient interests' of such sexual deviants, but would not have any interest for sexually normal individuals ... In conclusion, nothing in this opinion remotely implies approval of the type of magazines published by the petitions, still less of the sordid motives which prompted their publication. All we decide is that on this record, these magazines are not subject to repression."
U.S. Supreme Court.
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supreme court, obscenity, magazines, and gov