Saturday, November 03, 2007

Can the government ban depictions of animal cruelty?

This is really not a question of what constitutes animal cruelty. Assume it is animal cruelty.

Slowly slicing off someone's head is human cruelty. So what about the beheading videos? Don't videos depicting cruelty to (or between) humans possess of the same constitutional status as videos depicting cruelty to (or between) animals?

At the risk of sounding Orwellian, are some animals more equal than others?

An interesting 1st Amendment issue I've never considered before. I'm undecided but Eugene Volokh says it's unconstitutional-odds are he's right.

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