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944 Words May 16th, 2013 4 Pages
Oscar Ramos
Administration of Justice 3
Intr. Mr. Sinclair
March 29, 2013
Osborne v. Ohio
37 Ohio St.3d 249, 525 N.E2d1363
Osborne v. Ohio, 495 U.S. 103 (1990), is a Supreme Court of the United States case in which the Court held that the First Amendment allows states to outlaw the mere possession, as distinct from the distribution, of child pornography. After Ohio police found photographs in petitioner Osborne's home, each of which depicted a nude male adolescent posed in sexually explicit position, he was convicted of violating a state statute prohibiting any person from possessing or viewing any material or performance showing a minor who is not his child or ward in a state of nudity unless the material or performance is presented for a
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Persuasive arguments exist that Osborne’s represents a natural extension of previous freedom of speech decisions as we as child protection laws. The findings that child pornography causes harm to children supports the distinction made between possession of the child pornography and possession of obscenity. The harmful to a child however is qualitavely different the long term loss of privacy and fear of disclosure the use of child pornography as an inducement in child molestation and illegality of the act portrayed.
Therefore the difference between child pornography and adult pornography lie between both the degrees of harm suffered by the participants and in the degrees of which society considers the harm substantial. Furthermore the Osborne exception may be consistent with numerous other exceptions for children. The court has held that when an invasion protected freedom occurs the states authority over children’s activities is bigger than actions on adults. Which this makes a controversy argument will this case be the start of interfering with the privacy of one’s home and people justices.
In conclusion on this case The Ohio law itself refers only to depictions of a ''minor who is not the person's child or ward'' in ''a state of nudity.'' But the State Supreme Court narrowed the law's scope considerably, interpreting it to apply only

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