'Lady Chatterley' lawyer Jeremy Hutchinson, who helped change laws and attitudes on sex, dies at 102

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:24:26 AM. Jeremy Hutchinson, a towering legal figure who helped liberalize British laws and world attitudes about sex and freedom of expression, has die
Jeremy Hutchinson, a towering legal figure who helped liberalize British laws and world attitudes about sex and freedom of expression, has died. He was 102. Hutchinson's former law firm, Three Raymond Buildings, said he died Monday. No cause of death was given. In 1960 he was part of the team that successfully defended Penguin Books against obscenity charges for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover." The case was considered a watershed obscenity trial Tony Perry Allen Ginsberg, the Beat Generation poet and counterculture guru whose outsized personality, daring verse and scalding political critiques ranged over five decades and profoundly influenced American life and literature, died Saturday at age 70, just days after being diagnosed with liver cancer. ... Allen Ginsberg, the Beat Generation poet and counterculture guru whose outsized personality, daring verse and scalding political critiques ranged over five decades and profoundly influenced American life and literature, died Saturday at age 70, just days after being diagnosed with liver cancer. ... (Tony Perry) The book was first published in Italy in 1928, but was banned in its full uncensored form in Britain until Penguin published it in 1960. A heavily censored version of the book was published in the United States in 1928. The novel scandalized some with its explicit description of sex and its use of words then deemed unprintable. During the trial, a prosecution lawyer infamously asked in court...Read more
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