First indictment brought under law passed in response to 'animal crush' ruling

, The National Law Journal


A federal indictment announced in Houston last week could set up a legal challenge to the law passed by Congress in 2010 after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an earlier statute criminalizing depictions of animal cruelty.

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  • Obscenity confused w/ psychopathy?

    Only the most dangerous of psychopaths would engage in this sick behavior... So I applaud congress for drafting and then re-drafting this law.

    No matter how they spelled it, criminalizing these heinous acts is vitally important -not just to small animals. No doubt legislators understood that those who can carry out this vicious act are a real and present danger to all members of society. Definitely Lock 'em Up, and Throw Away the Key.

  • not available

    Would better language read:depiction of wanton torture and/or killing of animals...? Wanton being capricious or with reasonable cause.

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