Case Files

CBLDF Case Files

These case files tell the true stories of the retailers, publishers, creators, and collectors that CBLDF has defended since its founding in 1986.

R. v. Matheson

Brown v. EMA

U.S. v. Christopher Handley

Georgia v. Gordon Lee

Richie Bush – Top Shelf Productions v. U.S. Customs

Kraft Foods v. Stuart Helm

Texas v. Jesus Castillo

Starbucks v. Kieron Dwyer

Oklahoma v. Planet Comics

California BOE v. Paul Mavrides

Winter Bros. v. DC Comics

Florida v. Mike Diana

Friendly Frank’s – Illinois v. Correa

Obscenity Case Files

These case files cover the key obscenity cases that influence CBLDF’s work in defense of comics.

People of New York v. Kirkpatrick (Zap Comix #4)

FCC v. Pacifica Foundation (George Carlin’s Seven Dirty Words)

Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District

United States v. One Book Called “Ulysses”

Jacobellis v. Ohio (“I know it when I see it”)

Pope v. Illinois

Joseph Burstyn, Inc. v. Wilson (The Miracle Decision)

People v. Bruce (The Lenny Bruce Trial)

Noteworthy Cases

These pages take a look at some of the noteworthy legal cases that have impacted free speech.