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" I think the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall. "
Medical Herald - Page 505
1906
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Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to ...

Great Britain. Magistrates' cases - Justices of the peace - 1870
...and I think the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open...into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall. Now, with regard to this work, it is quite certain that it would suggest to the minds of the young...
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Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to ...

Great Britain. Magistrates' cases - Justices of the peace - 1870
...part of this prosecution, namely, that obscene works are the subject-matter of indictment; and I think the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obecouity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into...
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Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in ...

Edward William Cox - Criminal law - 1871
...Obscene publications. tion, namely, that obscene works are the subject-matter of indictment; and I think the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into...
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A Treatise on Criminal Law as Applicable to the Dominion of Canada

Samuel Robinson Clarke - Criminal law - 1872 - 717 pages
...indictable, (e) The test of an obscene publication is whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open...into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall. (/) It is no defence to an indictment for such a publication that the object of the party was laudable...
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A Treatise on Criminal Law as Applicable to the Dominion of Canada

Samuel Robinson Clarke - Criminal law - 1872 - 717 pages
...indictable. (e) The test of an obscene publication is whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open...into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall. ( / ) It is no defence to an indictment for such a publication that the object of the party was laudable...
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The Local Courts' and Municipal Gazette, Volume 8

Law - 1872
...Lordship, "the test of obscenity is this — whether the tendency of the the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open...into whose hands a publication of this sort may fall. One more observation as to the defence in Dixon v. Smith. Why, the plaintiffs counsel asked, was not...
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The Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 17

Law - 1873
...down by Lord Chief-Justice Cockburn in the case of Ilcrj. v. Hieklin, " I think," said his Lordship, "the test of obscenity is this —whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into...
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Criminal Law Reports: Being Reports of Cases Determined in the ..., Volume 2

Nicholas St. John Green - Criminal law - 1879
...of this prosecution, namely, that obscene works are the subject-matter of indictment ; and I think the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into...
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Commentaries on the Indian Penal Code (Act XLV of 1860)

India - Criminal law - 1874 - 504 pages
...distinction between the two cases will generally be bold enough. In the language of Cockburn, CJ, " the test of obscenity is this, whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences, and into...
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THE LAW OF LITERATURE

JAMES APPLETON MORGAN - 1875
...case,1 the test of obscenity was said to be " whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open...influences, and into whose hands a publication of the sort may fall." This latter was a case where a pamphlet, called "The Confessional Unmasked ; professing...
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