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101 – Criminally Obscene: A Condensed History of Obscenity Law in America

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We’re big fans of all things lewd, obscene and filthy here at the Nonsense Bazaar. We enjoy our right to say and do disgusting things, and to hell with anyone who tries to get in our way! That’s why today, we’ll be talking about the century long battle within the American court system over what constitutes “obscenity”. We’ll start after the Civil War when two Foote doctors went up against a nosy Anti-Vice blowhard who went through peoples private mail, explore the Lavender Scare of the 50s as it relates to the anti-LGBT rhetoric of today and end up in the 1970s with the establishment of the Miller Test.

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