No. State 224 (1974).

72 Wis.2d 1 (1976)

239 N.W.2d 536

BAIRD, and others, Petitioners, v. LA FOLLETTE, attorney general, and others, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided March 18, 1976.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the petitioners there was a brief by Percy L. Julian, Jr., Kenneth P. Casey and Julian & Associates, S. C. of Madison and oral argument by Mr. Julian.

For the respondents there was a brief by Bronson C. La Follette, attorney general, Ward L. Johnson, assistant attorney general, Humphrey J. Lynch, district attorney of Dane county, and William A. Jansen, deputy city attorney for city of Madison and oral argument by Mr. Lynch.


The controversy in this original declaratory judgment action, brought in this court by petitioners William R. Baird and Mary Extrom, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, concerns the asserted unconstitutionality of sec. 450.11 (2), Stats., which prohibits public exhibition and display of contraception and abortion devices. The full sec. 450.11 provides as follows:

"450.11 Advertising or display of indecent articles,...

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