Supreme Court Favors First Amendment In U.S. v. Stevens

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Laurie Lee Dovey of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) discusses the 8-1 United States Supreme Court decision in favor of Robert Stevens, a 69-year-old hunter who had been sentenced to prison for selling hunting videos that were considered depictions of animal cruelty. 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. Had the decision been overturned, all images of legal hunting and fishing could have been deemed illegal under the law.