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    Re: Justices reject ban on animal cruelty videos

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Under that theory, why have a legislative branch at all? Just let judges decide what folks should or should not do.

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    Because the legislative branch stops the judicial branch from becoming too powerful. The Judicial can't make the law, they can only enforce it. The Legislative branch can't make a law that contracticts the supreme law (constitution) which the judicial branch preside over.
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    Re: Justices reject ban on animal cruelty videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    Because the legislative branch stops the judicial branch from becoming too powerful. The Judicial can't make the law, they can only enforce it. The Legislative branch can't make a law that contracticts the supreme law (constitution) which the judicial branch preside over.
    How can they limit the judicial branch if the judges can decide how broad or narrow to interpret any law? Be careful for what you wish. You might not like where the lines are drawn by five old white guys (mostly).

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    Re: Justices reject ban on animal cruelty videos

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    How can they limit the judicial branch if the judges can decide how broad or narrow to interpret any law? Be careful for what you wish. You might not like where the lines are drawn by five old white guys (mostly).

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    Because the judges can only decide matters that are A. Brought before them. B. Already codified in law (by the legislators) they can't make stuff up as they go along.
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    Re: Justices reject ban on animal cruelty videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    Because the judges can only decide matters that are A. Brought before them.
    If it's non-controversial, who cares. Most controversial issues are litigated at some point.

    B. Already codified in law (by the legislators) they can't make stuff up as they go along.
    So you are happy to let the legislatures pass laws very broadly because the judges, who in most cases have no accountablility to the electorate, will set the limits. Like I said, you seem to have a lot of faith in five old white men.


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    Re: Justices reject ban on animal cruelty videos

    The SCOTUS was right to strike this down because it is too broad.

    This is another one of those issues that doesn't have a way to clearly define what a law should cover. I'm all for hunting for food but against sport hunting. As others have mentioned, there are a lot of images depicting the death of animals which shouldn't be banned while cruelty for pleasure should be however, who gets to decide? Someone could always claim their video of dogfighting is for exposing the cruelty to the public while the reality is that it is filmed for pleasure...

    "Crushing" videos? Sheesh we humans are sick ****ers... the problem however is that it doesn't seem any more cruel that sport hunting. The goal is killing the animal for pleasure, both of them.

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    Re: Justices reject ban on animal cruelty videos

    Not only was the law overly broad, it was a stupid approach in the first place because it tries to address the symptom (videos) instead of the problem (animal cruelty). The videos are not the problem. Go after the low-life pond scum who are actually being cruel in the videos instead.

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