Supreme Court Overturns Law Banning Depictions of Animal Cruelty

The Supreme Court today invalidated a federal law that had criminalized the sale of certain depictions of animal cruelty, including violent dogfighting videos. An 8-1 majority on the Court said that the law was "substantially overbroad, and therefore invalid under the First Amendment," affirming the right of free speech in the face of some government-imposed restrictions. The government had argued that showing animals being mutilated, tortured or killed was so explicit that it should be...Full Story
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