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US v. Stevens, 08-769

The Third Circuit's reversal of defendant's conviction under 18 U.S.C. section 48 for selling videos depicting dogfighting is affirmed where section 48 was substantially overbroad, and therefore invalid under the First Amendment, because section 48 explicitly regulated expression based on content and was thus presumptively invalid.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/20/2010
  • Published 04/20/2010



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