Geof Stone on Animal Cruelty as Free Speech

Animal Cruelty as Free Speech
National Public Radio
On the Media
April 23, 2010

This week, the Supreme Court ruled that visual depictions of “animal cruelty” – however objectionable they may be – are protected free speech and that a federal statute criminalizing possession of such material is unconstitutional. University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey Stone says that those of us who support a robust First Amendment (you too, animal lovers!) should applaud this decision.

Geoffrey R. Stone