In the constitutional law of freedom of expression, the treatment of "obscenity" is an anomaly. It is a cardinal constitutional principle that speech may not be suppressed merely because it is unpopular or offensive to the community. Indeed, it is precisely where speech gives offense that constitutional protection is most important. As the U.S. Supreme Court has put it, "the fact that society may find speech offensive is not a sufficient reason for suppressing it. Indeed, if it is the speaker's opinion that gives offense, that consequence is a reason for according it constitutional protection." Yet offensiveness is precisely the reason (and the constitutional standard) adopted for the suppression of obscenity: "Obscene materials have been denied the protection of the First Amendment because their content is so offensive to contemporary moral standards." In general, offensiveness is said to be a reason for according constitutional protection; in the case of "obscenity," offensiveness is said to be a constitutional reason for suppression.
The export option will allow you to export the current search results of the entered query to a file. Different
formats are available for download. To export the items, click on the button corresponding with the preferred download format.
By default, clicking on the export buttons will result in a download of the allowed maximum amount of items.
To select a subset of the search results, click "Selective Export" button and make a selection of the items you want to export.
The amount of items that can be exported at once is similarly restricted as the full export.
After making a selection, click one of the export format buttons. The amount of items that will be exported is indicated in the bubble next to export format.