In the last edition of the Obscenity Case Files series, we discussed the Pope v. Illinois decision and how it impacted the Miller Test for identifying obscene material, which is not protected by the First Amendment. Ohio, a decision that pre-dates Miller v. In his concurring opinion in the Jacobellis v. I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture involved in this case is not that.
I’ll Know it When I See It: Breaking Free from Pornography | Music For the Soul
Regardless, there are two other elements of this definition that make me raise my eyebrows. Fade out. Fade in. Notice any difference? We have become the proverbial frog in the pot — not realizing that with every passing year our entertainment choices become more voyeuristic and more focused on objectification. But more than that just that, I wanted to get men to recognize that every woman has a mother and a father and is created by a Holy God. I wanted them to think about the relationships with the women in their own lives and ask themselves if they would want the women they loved to be objectified.
The Origins of Justice Stewart’s “I Know It When I See It”
RECENTLY, someone who lived a very private life in the community but who played a central role in an important free speech case passed away. Mention a certain quotation from that case to any lawyer, journalist or person in the arts, and the response will be, ''Of course, I know about that. The person was Nico Jacobellis, who lived in Ardsley. He died in November, leaving his wife of 40 years, Gabriella; his two sons, Claudio and Mauro, and their wives, Margaret and Tracey; and two grandchildren, Sabrina and Briana. He was
My subject is one of the most famous phrases in the entire history of Supreme Court opinions: "I know it when I see it. Ohio , a pornography case decided by the Court in Although many people have appropriated the phrase—some approvingly, some not—no one has ever examined it in any way commensurate with its fame.