AirTalk for October 1, 2009

Supreme Court preview

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WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 29: Members of the US Supreme Court pose for a group photograph at the Supreme Court building on September 29, 2009 in Washington, DC. Front row (L-R): Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Back Row (L-R), Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Cruelty against animals is illegal in the US, but what about copying a video of a dog fight? Videos of child pornography are illegal, because the Court has decided that the interest of preventing child pornography outweighs free speech. So should the same standard apply to depictions of animal cruelty? This is one of the many fascinating issues the Supreme Court of the United States will take up this year. Larry hears arguments about this and other fascinating cases.

Guests:

Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent for the New York Times

John Eastman, Dean and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law at the Chapman University School of Law

Charles S. Doskow, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law at the University of La Verne College of Law


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