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Judge: 'Ag-Gag' Law Unconstitutional
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Aug 3, 2015 05:28 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A federal judge granted a summary judgment on Monday to an animal-rights group, ruling that an Idaho law against videotaping farm operations is unconstitutional.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund had filed a lawsuit last year against Idaho's governor and attorney general. Idaho is one of seven states with a specific law seeking to prevent whistleblowers from secretly recording on farms. Most of the laws involve fines for providing false information on job applications as a way to get into farms.

The group Mercy for Animals released a video last year showing cattle being abused at an Idaho ...

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