Memorandum of Argument (Index)

In The Supreme Court of Canada
[on appeal from the Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)]

Paintings, Drawings, and Photographic Slides of Paintings, APPLICANT
Her Majesty the Queen, RESPONDENT


PART I -- STATEMENT OF FACTS
1) Overview, para 1-3
2) Factual Background, para 4-7
3) Evidence on the Constitutional Challenge
a) The Social Science Perspective, para 8-11
b) The Law Enforcement Perspective, para 12
c) Community Standards, para 14
e) The Feminist and Popular Culture Perspective, para 16-17
PART II -- POINTS IN ISSUE, para 18
PART III -- STATEMENT OF THE LAW
I. JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
1) Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court to Grant Leave to Appeal in this Case, para 19-22
2) The Mootness Issue, para 23-24
II. ISSUES ON THE PROPOSED APPEAL
1) The "Prior Restraint" Issue, para 25-32
2) The Constitutional Right to An Artistic Defence, para 33-34
3) Statutory Construction vs. Constitutional Remedies: Section 164 and the Artistic Defence, para 35-36
4) The Freedom of Expression Issue, para 37
a) Is s. 163.1 "prescribed by law": The Vagueness Issue, para 38
b) Overbreadth and Minimal Impairment, para 39-41
c) The Potential Impact of the Law on Artistic Expression, para 42
PART IV -- NATURE OF THE ORDER REQUESTED, para 44
PART V -- TABLE OF AUTHORITIES, para 45

(Factum prepared by Frank Addario and Paul Burstein, counsel for the Applicant. Reproduced with permission.)