A First Amendment Victory: U.S. v. Stevens

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The Supreme Court voted 8 to 1 in favor of Robert Stevens, a 69-year-old hunter who had been sentenced to prison for selling educational videos on pit bulls that were considered depictions of animal cruelty under a 1999 statute. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals had overturned the conviction on the grounds that it was at odds with the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court upheld the Third Circuit's decision, citing an NRA amicus brief frequently in the decision. Patricia Millett, Mr. Stevens' attorney talks with Ginny Simone about the decision and how it will benefit journalists, photographers, and the outdoor industry committed to educating the public about hunting, fishing, and wildlife management of endangered species.