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Library of Congress: Lyndon B. Johnson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left

President’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography Recommends Removal of Porn Restrictions

By September 30, 1970

The President’s Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, set up by President Lyndon B. Johnson, recommends removal of restrictions on adults who wish to possess pornography. The report is largely rejected by those in the federal government.

The commission was formed in response to Stanley v. Georgia, which ruled that pornography could be viewed in the privacy of one’s home.


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