Judge James E. Gritzner

Iowa’s latest Agricultural Production Facility Trespass statute, signed into law by Gov. Kimberly K. Reynolds last March 14, is enjoined and prohibited from enforcement “as currently drafted” throughout the pendency of federal litigation challenging it.

Federal Judge James E. Gritzner signed a Dec. 2nd preliminary injunction that gave little to
Continue Reading Animal ag trespass law Iowa enacted in March, shot down in December

A federal judge has decided not to toss out a lawsuit about the constitutionality of Iowa’s 6-year-old “agricultural production facility fraud” statute, meaning the issue will very likely go to trial next year.

Federal District Court Judge James E. Gritzner, in a 38-page opinion, on Feb. 27 denied the crux
Continue Reading Activists’ case on constitutionality of ‘ag-gag’ law advances