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ISAR’s Model Spay/Neuter Tax Deduction Statute
November 1, 2013

  HOW YOU CAN HELP ANIMALS! ISAR’s MODEL SPAY/NEUTER TAX DEDUCTION STATUTE   Most knowledgeable people understand that the American system of income taxation, both federal and state, is only secondarily concerned with raising revenue. Compared to all revenue raised by taxation, income taxes account for only a small percentage. Indeed estimates are that in 2003 roughly 40% of Americans pay no income tax at all. The… Read More

WANTED – VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR ISAR’s AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF PROGRAM
January 4, 2013

ISAR has long used the legal system in behalf of animal rights. The first federal case ever to use the phrase “animal rights” was Jones v. Butz, 374 F.Supp. 1284 (SDNY, three-judge court, 1974). ISAR’s chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer,[1] on behalf of a wide-range of plaintiffs challenged sections of the federal Humane Methods of Livestock Slaughter Act on the ground that its religious… Read More

The People v. Keith Chung, Revisited
June 21, 2010

More on the Chung case: Professor Holzer comments on the court’s opinion. The People v. Keith Chung, Revisited

Search Warrants In Animal Protection Cases
June 14, 2010

The California Court of Appeal, in a recent important decision (People v. Keith Chung), has joined a few other jurisdictions in applying to the protection of animals an important exception to the requirement of a search warrant. In general, both the federal Bill of Rights and comparable constitutional provisions in the states require that before a search (or seizure) can… Read More

Will lack of “standing to sue” once again rear its ugly head?
May 17, 2010

ISAR’s supporters know that the bane of animal rights litigation has been the problem of “standing to sue”–the question of what individuals or organizations have the right to sue in behalf of animals (see, for example, Animals and “Standing to Sue” and Jones v. Butz. Here we go again . . . perhaps. The Gerber Animal Law Center of Raleigh,… Read More

United States v. Stevens: A Half-Full, Not Half-Empty Decision
April 29, 2010

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States, by a vote of 8-1, held unconstitutional the federal statute criminalizing creation, possession or sale of material depicting cruelty to animals. ISAR had submitted an amicus curiae (“friend-of-the-Court”) brief in the case and our Chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer, presented two audio commentaries about it–one after our brief was filed and… Read More

The Stevens Decision: Speech 8, Animals 1
April 20, 2010

To the disappointment of ISAR and many others, the Supreme Court by a vote of 8-1 has just ruled unconstitutional the federal statute criminalizing the creation, possession or sale of depictions of animal cruelty. As our supporters know, ISAR submitted an amicus curiae brief in the Stevens case and our chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer, provided two commentaries on the… Read More

Animal Lawyers and Animal Law
April 9, 2010

As ISAR’s supporters know, the field of animal law began largely through the efforts of our chairman, Professor Henry Mark Holzer. Since that beginning, the interest of lawyers, law schools and the legal profession in animal law has burgeoned. (See ISAR’s Blogs Important New Publication: Stanford Journal of Animal Law and Policy and Websites Providing Information About Animal Law.) Among… Read More

United States v. Stevens: Popular Wisdom May Be Wrong
October 8, 2009

Two days ago the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Stevens, the notorious case involving the constitutionality of a federal statute criminalizing the creation, possession or sale of depictions of certain forms of cruelty to animals. Stevens was convicted of the “sale” prong of the statute. Commentary in the print, broadcast and electronic media has… Read More

ISAR’s Analysis Of The Supreme Court Oral Argument In United States v. Stevens
October 6, 2009

International Society For Animal Rights Skype Presentation “ISAR’s Analysis Of The Supreme Court Oral Argument In United States v. Stevens“ Presented by Professor Henry Mark Holzer Chairman, International Society for Animal Rights   Last week ISAR conducted a Skype presentation entitled “Unpublished insights into United States v. Stevens” with ISAR’s Chairman Professor Henry Mark Holzer. Supporters of ISAR know that we’ve filed… Read More

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