Crabtree - Is the Sale of Dogfight Videos Legal Under Free Speech

KRLD Radio
October 6, 2009

KRLD Radio in Dallas interviewed Travis Crabtree on the U.S. Supreme Court who heard arguments over whether free speech covers the sale of dogfighting videos. The case involves Robert J. Stevens of Virginia, who became the first person convicted under a federal law banning the sale of materials depicting animal cruelty. A federal jury in Pittsburgh convicted Stevens in 2005 for selling three dogfighting videos through an underground magazine that promoted the blood sport. An appeals court later overturned the conviction.

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Travis Crabtree brings a unique perspective to his internet marketing, online media and commercial litigation practice. Travis graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and spent several years in television news before taking on a law career. Travis explores the emerging legal issues and trends for internet marketing and online media on his blog, eMediaLaw.com, which you can visit by clicking here. In addition, Travis represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business matters including cases involving defamation, open records issues, antitrust, RICO, the False Claims Act, shareholder derivatives, minority shareholder oppression, corporate officer/director fiduciary cases, partnership disputes, trade secrets, the DTPA, the UCC, employment and class actions in both state and federal court. He provides advice and counsel to clients at all stages of conflict from avoiding disputes, to alternative dispute resolution, trials and appeals.

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