Animal Agriculture’s security requirements have only grown in recent years. Yet the legal strategy for security has largely come up short because the law put First Amendment rights over the security needs of farms andContinue Reading Letter From The Editor: Next!
For the conservative Eighth Circuit, lying to gain access to the property on the premise that animal abuse might be occurring does not cut it as First Amendment-protected speech.
A three-member panel on Aug. 10…
Continue Reading Eighth Circuit breaths life back into Iowa’s ‘ag-gag’ law
PETA v. Joshua H. Stein, the North Carolina case involving a civil statute, is supposed to wrap up its discovery phase this month.
The case over the Tar Heel state’s 4-year-old Property Protection Act was…
Continue Reading North Carolina’s ‘civil’ approach to ‘ag gag’ getting federal review
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Bailing Out Benji, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and the Center for Food Safety were back in federal court in Iowa earlier this…
Continue Reading Iowa’s new ag-gag law is the subject of another legal challenge
Let’s just call it over. Animal agriculture has lost another one. And this one looks to be the match.
Iowa’s “agriculture production facility fraud” law was struck down by a federal judge on Jan.
Continue Reading Letter From The Editor: Gag me for thinking First Amendment is about truth
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the United Kingdom will have to stand on its own after the island nation withdraws from the European Union next year. It means food safety in the UK will
North Carolina’s three-year-old law permitting owners to collect monetary damages from individuals for “exceeding the scope of authorized access to property” was always expected to be the subject of judicial review.
The question has been…
Continue Reading Something in PETA’s history vault helps get North Carolina law reviewed
An appellate court Thursday restored specific provisions of Idaho’s 2012 Ag-Gag law but said audio, visual recordings of animal agricultural facilities could not be prohibited by the Gem State under the First Amendment to the…
Continue Reading Split decision on Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law Might Extend Beyond Agriculture
During oral arguments before an appellate panel in Seattle in May, questions were flying so fast at responding attorney Justin Marceau that at one point Judge M. Margaret McKeown told him he could slow down,…
Continue Reading Next up for ag gag: Appeal to 10th U.S. Circuit expected soon
Utah’s law criminalizing “both lying to get into an agricultural operation and filming once inside” violates the First Amendment and has been declared unconstitutional by Federal Judge Robert J. Shelby.
The ruling announced late Friday…
Continue Reading Utah’s ‘ag-gag’ law is second to be found unconstitutional