Dillard v. the State of Georgia was an 1870 case tried before the Supreme Court of Georgia. It contemplated obscene language as defined by section 4306 of the Revised Code of Georgia. The decision of the court, and hence the interpretation of obscenity pursuant to the statute, pivoted on the intent of an offender in speaking certain words. The court held that a man uses obscene or vulgar language if, without provocation, and intending to propose sexual intercourse, he asks a female in his presence to “go to bed with ...

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