FSC Uses High Court Ruling to Support 2257 Case

CANOGA PARK, Calif. — The Free Speech Coalition filed a motion that it hopes will help with its pending case against 2257.

The supplemental authority in support of FSC’s motion for a preliminary injunction was filed with the U.S. District Court of Pennsylvania.

The motion cites the recent ruling in the U.S. vs. Stevens case where the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the third circuit court decision invalidating a federal statute criminalizing depictions of animal cruelty as unconstitutionally overbroad under the First Amendment.

The FSC hopes this ruling will re-enforce and support their argument against 2257.

“We wanted to get in front of a judge with the view that the Supreme Court’s decision fully supported the argument we’re making in 2257,” FSC’s attorney Michael Murray told XBIZ.

The FSC and 14 other plaintiffs claim in a suit filed last year against the government that the revised 2257 and 2257A regulations are unconstitutional and over-broad, as well as an unfair burden placed to producers to comply with the regulations.