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COMMONWEALTH PENNSYLVANIA v. MICHAEL BONADIO (05/30/80)

decided: May 30, 1980.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, APPELLANT,
v.
MICHAEL BONADIO, PATRICK GAGLIANO, SHANE WIMBEL, AND DAWN DELIGHT A/K/A MILDRED I. KANNITZ, APPELLEES



No. 105 MARCH TERM, 1979, No. 106 MARCH TERM, 1979, No. 107 MARCH TERM, 1979, No. 108 MARCH TERM, 1979, Appeal from the Order dated July 6, 1979, granting Appellees' Motion to Quash the Information in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Criminal Division at Nos. CC7901508AM CC7901507A, CC79-01486A and CC7901489A.

COUNSEL

Robert E. Colville, Dist. Atty., Robert L. Eberhardt, Deputy Dist. Atty., Charles W. Johns, Asst. Dist. Atty., Pittsburgh, for appellant.

Carl Max Janavitz, Janavitz, Janavitz & Kanfoush, Rochelle D. Friedman, Pittsburgh, for appellees.

Welsh S. White, Pittsburgh, for National Committee, Sexual Civil Liberties Union.

Patricia G. Miller, Pittsburgh, for amicus curiae American Civil Liberties Union of Pa.

Donald J. Martin, Norristown, for Eromin Center, Inc.

Eagen, C. J., and O'Brien, Roberts, Nix, Larsen, Flaherty and Kauffman, JJ. Eagen, C. J., filed a concurring opinion in which Larsen and Kauffman, JJ., join. Larsen, J., filed a concurring opinion. Roberts, J., filed a dissenting opinion in which O'Brien, J., joins. Nix, J., filed a dissenting opinion.

Author: Flaherty

[ 490 Pa. Page 93]

OPINION OF THE COURT

This is an appeal from an Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County granting appellees' Motion to Quash an Information on the ground that the Voluntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse Statute*fn1 is unconstitutional.*fn2

[ 490 Pa. Page 94]

Appellees were arrested at an "adult" pornographic

[ 490 Pa. Page 95]

    theater on charges of voluntary deviate sexual intercourse and/or ...


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