Supreme Court to Review Legality of Animal Abuse Videos
APRIL 23, 2009
The appeals court said the goal of protecting against animal cruelty was a worthy one, but one already accomplished by laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia outlawing the practice. The appeals court noted that the Supreme Court is resistant to removing First Amendment protections of depictions even of illegal actions. You'd think it would be a no-brainer, but no.