Justices Chit Chat about Depictions of Animal Cruelty

Should it be protected by the First Amendment?..

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"The line will sometimes be difficult to draw," Mr. Katyal said.

Justice Alito, in his questions, suggested the government could suppress depiction of repugnant or barbaric activities.

"Suppose I am an aficionado of the sort of gladiatorial contests that used to take place in ancient Rome...where the gladiators fight to the death," he said. "Do you have any doubt that that could be prohibited?"

So...Vick could've basically avoided jail if he'd just been selling footage of the massacres. Or if he'd fled the jurisdiction for thirty years and made 'Chinatown.'

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