The Resource Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide, Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood

Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide, Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood

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Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide
Title
Animal cruelty and freedom of speech
Title remainder
when worlds collide
Statement of responsibility
Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood
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Language
eng
Summary
"A collaboration between an attorney and an animal protection advocate, this work utilizes the extremely controversial and high-profile "crush video" case, US v. Stevens, to explore how American society attempts to balance the protection of free speech and the prevention of animal cruelty. Starting from the detailed case study of a single prominent ruling, the authors provide a masterful survey of important issues facing society in the area of animal welfare. The Stevens case included various "hot topic" elements connected to the role of government as arbiter of public morality, including judicial attitudes to sexual deviance and dogfighting. Because it is one of only two animal rights cases that the US Supreme Court has handled, and the only case discussing the competing interests of free speech and animal cruelty, it will be an important topic for discussion in constitutional and animal law courses for decades to come.The Stevens case arose from the first conviction under 18 USC &#x00A7%x; 48 (Section 48), a federal law enacted in 1999, which criminalized the creation, sale, and/or possession of certain depictions of animal cruelty. The US Congress intended Section 48 to end the creation and interstate trafficking of depictions of animal cruelty in which animals are abused or even killed for entertainment's sake. Proponents of Section 48 predicted that countless benefits to both humans and animals would flow from its enforcement. Opponents of the law argued that it was too far-reaching and would stifle protected speech. Critics of Section 48 appeared to have prevailed when the US Supreme Court struck the law down as unconstitutionally overbroad. Although a law tailored to address the Supreme Court's concerns was quickly enacted, the free speech/animal cruelty controversy is far from over"--
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Perdue, Abigail
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3841
LC item number
.P47 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1948-
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Lockwood, Randall
Series statement
New directions in the human-animal bond
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  • Animal welfare
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal rights
  • Animals
  • Freedom of speech
  • Human-animal relationships
  • LAW / Criminal Law / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society
  • Animal rights
  • Animal welfare
  • Animals
  • Freedom of speech
  • Human-animal relationships
  • United States
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Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide, Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Alan M. Beck -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Cruelty unspoken : law and policy regarding animals and sexual deviance -- 2. Dogfighting in America : a historical and sociological perspective -- 3. Showcasing animal abuse : regulating media depictions of animal cruelty -- 4. Freedom of religion and animal sacrifice : Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah -- 5. Freedom of speech and animal protection : United States v. Stevens -- 6. Clash of the titans : friends of the court battle over Section 48 -- 7. Oral argument : the last stand -- 8. The Supreme Court speaks -- 9. Analyzing the decision -- 10. The aftermath of United States v. Stevens -- Afterword : IMplications for the future
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9781557536334
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854609727
  • (OCoLC)ocn854609727
Label
Animal cruelty and freedom of speech : when worlds collide, Abigail Perdue and Randall Lockwood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Alan M. Beck -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. Cruelty unspoken : law and policy regarding animals and sexual deviance -- 2. Dogfighting in America : a historical and sociological perspective -- 3. Showcasing animal abuse : regulating media depictions of animal cruelty -- 4. Freedom of religion and animal sacrifice : Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye, Inc. v. City of Hialeah -- 5. Freedom of speech and animal protection : United States v. Stevens -- 6. Clash of the titans : friends of the court battle over Section 48 -- 7. Oral argument : the last stand -- 8. The Supreme Court speaks -- 9. Analyzing the decision -- 10. The aftermath of United States v. Stevens -- Afterword : IMplications for the future
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 245 pages
Isbn
9781557536334
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013039397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)854609727
  • (OCoLC)ocn854609727

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