Sunday, February 1, 2015

Animal cruelty case before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said today it will consider whether the government can make it a crime to sell or own videos portraying dog fighting or other acts of animal cruelty

Animal cruelty case before Supreme Court

The Supreme Court said today it will consider whether the government can make it a crime to sell or own videos portraying dog fighting or other acts of animal cruelty. The case involves a Virginia man who was arrested by federal agents for selling videos depicting dog fights.

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia last year declared a federal law making illegal to sell or posses videos of animals being tortured or killed unconstitutional on First Amendment grounds, saying free speech protections extend to illegal acts.

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