Sidney Dickstein, defense attorney for publisher Ralph Ginzburg, lectured on "The Supreme Court vs. Ralph Ginzburg or All's Fair in Sex and Law." The editor of Eros magazine, Ginzburg appealed his conviction on obscenity charges—distributing the magazine along with a “newsletter” called “Liaison” and a “psychological study,” “The Housewife’s Handbook on Selective Promiscuity”—to the Supreme Court.

The Court affirmed Ginzburg’s conviction in1966, and he spent eight months in a federal prison, an experience about which he wrote in his book, Castrated: My Eight Months in Prison (1972), which he dedicated to his wife.