Aday v. United States/Opinion of the Court

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388 U.S. 447

Aday  v.  United States

Solicitor General Marshall, for the United States.

Melvin L. Wulf, Rolland R. O'Hare and Erwin B. Ellmann, for the American Civil Liberties Union and others, as amici curiae.

Horace S. Manges, for the American Book Publishers Council, Inc., as amicus curiae.

Charles H. Keating, Jr., and James J. Clancy, for Citizens for Decent Literature, Inc., as amicus curiae.

On Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.


The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted and the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit is reversed. Redrup v. State of New York, 386 U.S. 767, 87 S.Ct. 1414, 18 L.Ed.2d 515.

THE CHIEF JUSTICE and Mr. Justice BRENNAN would grant the petition, vacate the judgment, and remand in light of A Book Named 'John Cleland's' Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure v. Attorney General of Com. of Massachusetts, 383 U.S. 413, 86 S.Ct. 975, 16 L.Ed.2d 1.

Mr. Justice CLARK would grant the petition and affirm.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).