Supreme Court Ruling: Why Filmmakers Fought Animal Cruelty Law

Here’s our Variety story on the Supreme Court’s decision that struck down an animal cruelty law, one that some entertainment industry orgs said was so broad that it could chill free speech. In fact, says one attorney, it could have put the makers of “Roger & Me” or “The Cove” at risk for criminal prosecution.

Animal rights orgs, including many that work with the entertainment industry, are displeased, and are bound to pursue a new law.

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