The first portion of this article examines obscenity regulation both in the federal arena and in North Carolina and looks briefly at how we got to where we are today. The second part examines the current North Carolina statute and the constitutional problems which are inextricably connected with it. The final section considers directions that the courts (or legislature) should take in consideration of the new North Carolina statute.
Michael Kent Curtis, Obscenity: The Justices' (Not So) New Robes, 8 Campbell L. Rev. 387 (1986).