Cruz V Ferre
  • Cruz v. Ferre (1985) is an 11th Cir. Court of Appeals case that involves a challenge to the constitutionality of a Miami ordinance regulating the distribution of obscene and indecent material through cable television.
  • Hearing the case on appeal, the 11th Cir. Court held that the ordinance was facially overbroad and amounted to an ill-conceived effort suppress free expression; the language of the ordinance went beyond the Miller v. California obscenity definition and went beyond "the realm of permissible regulation" envisioned by the Supreme Court in its FCC v. Pacifica (1978) decision.


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