Kansas ‘Ag Gag’ Law is Unconstitutional, 10th Circuit Says

Aug. 19, 2021, 6:03 PM

Kansas can’t enforce parts of its law that prevents animal rights and food safety groups from investigating agricultural facilities, the Tenth Circuit ruled Thursday, after finding those portions violate the First Amendment.

The statute isn’t limited to false speech lacking constitutional protection, but instead punishes entering a facility with the “intent to tell the truth on a matter of public concern,” Judge Carolyn B. McHugh wrote.

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is another win for Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Center for Food Safety, and other groups that challenged similar “ag gag” laws ...

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