A Legal "Crush"
Stanley Fish is not surprised that the Supreme Court struck down a statute criminalizing the production and sale of "crush videos" depicting animal cruelty for sexual fetishists.
Stanley Fish writes that the recent Supreme Court decision striking down a statute criminalizing the production and sale of videos depicting animal cruelty in a manner intended to satisfy a particular "sexual fetish" is no surprise. Previous cases found speech to be a value in and of itself, no matter what its content or effect. The standard is not "does this speech have any intrinsic worth or does it benefit or harm society," but "is it expressive activity?"
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A NASA astronomer explains how astronauts dispose of their, uh, dark matter.
- Yes, there have been floaters in space. The early days of space exploration were a learning curve!
The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
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