Animal Cruelty as Free Speech
Friday, April 23, 2010
This week, the Supreme Court ruled that visual depictions of “animal cruelty” – however objectionable they may be – are protected free speech and that a federal statute criminalizing possession of such material is unconstitutional. University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone says that those of us who support a robust First Amendment (you too, animal lovers!) should applaud this decision.
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