I am always fascinated by cases that result in a large vote of both the liberal and the conservative justices. Alito was the only dissent here.
I don't know what I think of the ruling.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court struck down a federal law Tuesday aimed at banning videos that show graphic violence against animals, saying it violates the right to free speech.
The justices, voting 8-1, threw out the criminal conviction of Robert Stevens of Pittsville, Va., who was sentenced to three years in prison for videos he made about pit bull fights.
The law was enacted in 1999 to limit Internet sales of so-called crush videos, which appeal to a certain sexual fetish by showing women crushing to death small animals with their bare feet or high-heeled shoes.
Justices reject ban on animal cruelty videos - Crime & courts- msnbc.com