This case may seem at first blush too inconsequential to find its way into our books, but the issue it presents is of no small constitutional significance.

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396 U.S. 371 (1970) COWGILL v. CALIFORNIA. No. 496. Supreme Court of United States. Decided January 19, 1970. APPEAL FROM THE APPELLATE DEPARTMENT OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES. Melville B. Nimmer and Laurence R. Sperber for appellant. Thomas C. Lynch, Attorney General of California, William E. James, Assistant Attorney General, and Evelle J. Younger for appellee. PER CURIAM. The motion to dismiss is granted and the appeal is dismissed. MR. JUSTICE HARLAN, with whom MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN joins, concurring. While I am of the view this appeal should be dismissed, I deem it appropriate to […]

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