Mar 1st, 2010 by lexappeal
In 1999, after learning about so-called "crush videos," the United States Congress passed a law banning all depictions of animal cruelty in interstate commerce. Five years later the first person ever was charged under this law for selling dog-fighting videos. Now, the Supreme Court is deciding whether or not this law violates the First Amendment to the Constitution.
What are crush videos, anyway? And how does the Supreme Court decide what rights you have?
You've never heard a show quite like this. Welcome to the inaugural edition of Lex Appeal!
LOVE IT, so intelligent and funny and creative!
Thanks for the podcast! Very interesting to listen to; you guys have something interesting to say and superb radio voices to say it with.
Looking forward to subsequent podcasts. =)
Very interesting and fun to listen to as well! Great job with your first episode. Looking forward to the next one!
It was like I was listening to This American Life, minus Sarah Vowell’s annoying voice.
“You’ve never heard a show quite like this.” Idunno … I do hear shades of Radiolab and This American Life in there! That being said, it has a unique flavor all its own and some very compelling storytelling which held my interest throughout. So when is NPR going pick you guys up?
Pretty damn good. Want more.