By Mark Memmott

There's a major case about free speech on the Supreme Court's docket today, and as NPR's Nina Totenberg reports it "asks whether the government can make it a crime to sell or possess any depiction of animal cruelty."

The law's defenders say it regulates cruel behavior, not free speech. The law's critics say it violates the First Amendment and could be extended to bar photos of fish being caught by angling enthusiasts.

Here is Nina's report:

Now, based on what you've heard; what do you think?

categories: Legal

9:45 - October 6, 2009