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Obscenity is what happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.

Bertrand Russell

It is obvious that 'obscenity' is not a term capable of exact legal definition; in the practice of the Courts, it means 'anything that shocks the magistrate.'

Bertrand Russell

The obscenity law is still mired in inconsistency. It simply does not give clear directions as to what is allowed to be sold or not sold to consenting adults.

Andrew Chatham

Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.

Herbert Marcuse

The line between protected pornography and unprotected obscenity lies between appealing to a good healthy interest in sex and appealing to a depraved interest, whatever that means.

Antonin Scalia

Well, he's doubled his own obscenity level, ... As they say in Boston, $63 million is wicked obscene. Here in New York City, we've got a different word to describe it.

Jen Bluestein

What good is an obscenity trial except to popularize literature?

Nero Wolfe