A different take on the Supreme Court’s decision on animal-cruelty videos

An opinion piece posted on the a University of Pittsburgh School of Law site suggests there could be some positives to the Supreme Court’s recent decision concerning animal-cruelty vidoes.

The writer notes the door is open for more specific laws that target crush videos and depictions of dog fighting. And he feels, based on the written opinions published on the ruling, that the court unanimously feels “Congress may have the power  to ban traffiicking in videos of animal fighting – even vidoes of fights that were legal where filmed, and even where traditional obscenity doctrine would not apply.

Still, the ruling has opened a door that didn’t need to open and we can only hope the Congress acts quickly – with at least specific legislation that targets crush and animal-fightin vidoes.


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