August 28, 2009

Supreme Court to Hear Controversial Outdoor Media Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments in U.S. v. Stevens on Oct. 6. previously alerted sportsmen to this case, which concerns a 1999 federal statute used to prosecute a Virginia man on animal cruelty-related charges that could similarly be used to prosecute retailers for stocking and selling books, DVDs or art depicting hunting scenes.

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In the 2004 case, the defendant was initially convicted, but the decision was later overturned by the Third Court of Appeals as a violation of the First Amendment.

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I'm glad to hear that the SCOTUS is hearing the case, and I believe that the sound arguments of the Appeals court will be upheld. This may be one of the first cases that Sonya Sotomayor hears, and it might give us a clue as to how she will vote on cases involving state control vs. liberty in the future. Here's keeping my fingers crossed.


Posted by: Lee W | August 28, 2009 9:03 PM    Report this comment

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