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Paris Adult Theatre I v. Slaton
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This case arose from a Georgia civil proceeding to enjoin the showing of two allegedly obscene films at two “adult” theatres. Both theatres explicitly warned viewers that the content of its movies may be offensive and required all viewers to be twenty-one years of age. The trial judge dismissed the complaint. He held the showing of obscene films is permissible where there was “requisite notice to the public” and “reasonable protection against exposure of these films to minors.” The Supreme Court of Georgia reversed.
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