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HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA - JULY 5: The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building on July 5 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Editorial credit: Nagel Photography / Shutterstock.com

Pennsylvania Overturns Censorship Law

By March 13, 1956

Pennsylvania becomes the third state to overturn its film censorship statute in Hallmark Productions Inc. v. Carroll, 384 PA. 348 (1956).

After the legislature passes another film censorship statute in 1959, it is once again overturned by the 1961 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in William Goldman Theatres v. Dana, 405 PA 83 (1961).