Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Life Technologies Corporation v. Promega Corporation. John Duffy has our preview.

United States v. Stevens

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-769 3rd Cir. Oct 6, 2009
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Apr 20, 2010 8-1 Roberts OT 2009

Holding: A federal statute that criminalizes depictions of animal cruelty in videotapes and other commercial media is unconstitutional.

Judgment: Affirmed, 8-1, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts on April 20, 2010. Justice Alito dissented.

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