Wyoming’s Data Trespass Statute Violates the First Amendment of the Constitution

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In this episode, Paul discusses a recent 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling holding that Wyoming’s Data Trespass law violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constutition.  This law has been seen by many to be a version of an ag-gag law.  Paul also gives producers tips on what can be done that is still constitutional.   Continue reading

Utah’s Ag Gag Law Violates The Constitutional But Producers Still Have Options

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Image includes photo of inside of dairy barn in Maryland.  Photo taken by Edwin Remsberg

In this episode, Paul discusses a recent federal court ruling in Utah holding Utah’s “ag-gag” law violates the U.S Constitution.  This marks the second time a federal district court has found a state’s ag-gag law unconstitutional  We are currently waiting on appeals in the first decision and it is likely Utah would appeal this ruling as well.  Because of the issues with constitutionality, Paul discusses other options that producers have available to them.  Materials discussed in this episode: Continue reading

State Court Rules State’s Right-to-Farm Law is Unconstitutional As-Applied

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Photo in image by USGS via commons.wikipedia.org.  Photo of hogs in confined facility

The Iowa Court of Appeals recently ruled that the state’s right-to-farm law was unconstitutional as applied to a landowner next door to a hog farm.  In this episode, Paul discusses the McIlrath v. Prestage Farms of Iowa, L.L.C. decision. Continue reading