Supreme Court Rules Free Speech Trumps Animal Cruelty Videos

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a federal law banning the "commercial creation, sale, or possession of certain depictions of animal cruelty." The court, on an 8-1 vote April 20, declared the federal law too broad and therefore invalid under the free speech amendment.

The law, enacted in 1999, was designed to stop the sales of "crush videos" dep

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