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Today’s opinion

The Court issued one opinion only today.  In United States v. Stevens (08-769), the Court affirmed the lower court decision in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts.  The vote was 8-1, with Justice Alito dissenting.

  • Holding: The Court strikes down as substantially overbroad the federal law making it a crime to depict animal cruelty in commercial expression.

The full text of the opinion follows the jump.

No. 08-769, United States v. Stevens