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dc.creatorMalladi, Lakshmeeramya
dc.date2017-06-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-23T22:53:22Z
dc.date.available2017-06-23T22:53:22Z
dc.date.created2017-06-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11872
dc.description.abstractIn the 1930 US federal court case United States v. Dennett, Mary Coffin Ware Dennett was cleared of all charges of violating the anti-obscenity Comstock Act, a charge she had incurred by distributing her sex education pamphlet called The Sex Side of Life: An Explanation for Young People. The United States Postal Service charged Dennett under the Comstock Act, which prohibited the distribution of sex-related materials through the mail. The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City, New York, ruled that material needed to be considered in context and could not be considered obscene if it was not intended to sexually arouse an individual. The court's ruling in the appeals case of United States v. Dennett questioned the merits of the Hicklin test, used by courts to determine whether an item had an obscene component or intent, and contributed to the dissolution of the Comstock Act, thus legalizing access to materials about contraception and reproductive health.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshObscenity (Law)en_US
dc.subject.lcshObscenity (Law)--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductive health--Law and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunication in reproductive healthen_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth control--Law and legislation--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen's rightsen_US
dc.subject.lcshFreedom of speechen_US
dc.subject.lcshCivil rightsen_US
dc.subject.lcshFreedom of speech--Law and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshPostal inspectorsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947en_US
dc.subject.lcshSex educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshComstock, Anthony, 1844-1915en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States Postal Serviceen_US
dc.subject.lcshNew Yorken_US
dc.titleUnited States v. Dennett (1930)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-06-23en_US
dc.contributer.editorAbboud, Carolina J.en_US


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