Who's Harry Potter, err..., Potter Stewart? (was Re: Phoenician)

From: Kenneth Whistler (kenw@sybase.com)
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 13:34:41 CDT

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    > > Who's Potter Stewart? (I don't own a TV).....Elaine

    > A former Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who memorably
    > declared in a 1964 concurring opinion that he could not define
    > pornography, but he knew it when he saw it (and the movie in
    "Les Amants"
    > question wasn't it).

    Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964)

    Read it here:


    "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material
    to be embraced within that shorthand description ["hard-core
    pornography"]; and perhaps I could never succed in intelligibly
    doing so. But I know it when I see it, and the motion picture
    involved in this case is not that."

    Eminently sensible of him, by the way.

    And that, folks, is about as OT as we get on this list. :-)


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