Criminal penalties are increasingly perceived to be too severe for regulating obscenity. Professor Rendleman shares this perception and suggests that we replace criminal obscenity laws with an exclusive civil sanction utilizing injunctions. He proposes a comprehensive nuisance statute and discusses the various issues that arise in the equitable regulation of pornography.
44 University of Chicago Law Review 509-560 (1977)
Rendleman, Doug R., "Civilizing Pornography: The Case for an Exclusive Obscenity Nuisance Statute" (1977). Faculty Publications. 889.