Children, Adults and the First Amendment
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Two new books examining the relationship between government and erotica were the topic of a Cato Policy Forum, “Children, Adults, and the First Amendment.” Philip Harvey, author of Government vs. Erotica: The Siege of Adam & Eve, described his eight‐year struggle against the Department of Justice after his small North Carolina mail‐order company was invaded in 1986 by 37 armed federal agents. Attorney Marjorie Heins, author of Not in Front of the Children: Indecency, Censorship, and Innocence of Youth, argued that most restraints on sexual material are unconstitutional. Laurence Jarvik, author of PBS: Behind the Screen and publisher of the online journal, “TheIdler.com,” commented.