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United States v. Stevens
Citation:559 U.S. 460 (2010)
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The federal law criminalized the commercial creation, sale, or possession of any visual or auditory depiction where a living animal is intentionally tortured or killed if that conduct violates the federal or state law unless the depiction has serious religious, scientific or educational value. The law primarily focused on “crush videos” that show torture or killing of helpless animals to appeal to a sexual fetish, it was not limited to such videos.
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