Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann 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
 
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Holding: A federal statute that criminalizes depictions of animal cruelty in videotapes and other commercial media is unconstitutional.

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

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