Sex Discrimination and the First Amendment: Pornography and Free Speech

Date

1986

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Texas Tech Law Review

Abstract

Analyzes pornography as an obscenity and its relation to the freedom of speech. The article first analyzes the argument that pornography is sex discrimination, discusses the justifications for this approach, and considers implications of regulating speech based on this approach. The article then analyzes the constitutional questions involved in this type of speech regulation, focusing on the treatment of this approach by courts. The article continues by exploring additional arguments and offers speculations about what may happen to this approach in the future.

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Keywords

Discrimination law, Constitutional law, First amendment

Citation

17 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1577