Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No Animals Were Harmed In The Writing Of This Post

Remember this the next time someone complains about the Citizens United ruling -- the Supreme Court has decided that the First Amendment protects the ability to make films showing graphic violence against animals -- and has done so by a greater majority than the one than struck down McCain-Feingold's advertising restrictions.  I actually don't object to either ruling, although I'm more inclined to protect core political speech than puppy snuff films. 

And before you ask, all of the liberals on the Court sided with the majority, with the only dissent coming from Sam Alito.  Personally, I'd rather be defending Alito's position than theirs -- they seem happy to let people spend money making movies where animals are gravely maimed, but God forbid someone spend money trying to influence a political election!

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