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Ball point pen on todays newsprint

Yesterday the Supreme Court overturned a federal law that made it a crime to create or sell dogfighting videos and other depictions of animal cruelty. Samuel Alito the lone voice defending said law argued that "videos depicting dogfights are essential to the success of the criminal dogfighting subculture." But John Roberts writing for the majority in the by 8 to 1 majority said "The First Amendment means the governments has no power to restrict expression because of it's message, it's idea's, it's subject matter or it's content."

3 Comments
  1. April 21, 2010 -

    I love the animation haha. This story is somewhat shocking considering it deals with selling live footage of a criminal act. What's next, protecting snuff films. Let's see if the "morally correct" fox news covers this. I'm guessing not.

  2. April 21, 2010 -

    I was shocked that the decision was 8 to 1.

  3. April 23, 2010 -

    I was shocked by that, too. The Supreme Ct often comes to decisions that fascinate me...