Teitel Film Corp. v. CusackAnnotate this Case
390 U.S. 139 (1968)
U.S. Supreme Court
Teitel Film Corp. v. Cusack, 390 U.S. 139 (1968)
Teitel Film Corp. v. Cusack
Decided January 29, 1968
390 U.S. 139
Appellants, who were permanently enjoined by the Illinois courts from showing certain motion pictures, challenged the Chicago Motion Picture Censorship Ordinance as unconstitutional on its face and as applied. The ordinance allows 50 to 57 days to complete the administrative process, and there is no provision for a prompt judicial decision by the trial court of the alleged obscenity of the film.
Held: Appellants' constitutional rights were violated, since the requirements of Freedman v. Maryland,380 U. S. 51, that the censor, within a "specified brief period," either issue a license or go to court to restrain showing the film, and that there be "prompt final judicial decision," were not met.
38 Ill.2d 53, 230 N.E.2d 241, judgments reversed and remanded.
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