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Simon & Schuster, Inc. v. Members of the New York State Crime Victims Board, et al.

By December 10, 1991

In Simon & Schuster, Inc. v. Members of the New York State Crime Victims Board, the Supreme Court invalidates the New York Son of Sam law that requires accused or convicted persons to turn over to the state proceeds from any work describing their crimes. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor finds that the law is overbroad and that it regulates speech based on content.