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Iowa Sued Over Undercover Slaughterhouse Inspection Law

Law360, New York (October 11, 2017, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Animal rights activists and free speech advocates on Tuesday sued the state of Iowa in federal court, challenging a law criminalizing undercover investigations into animal cruelty at factory farms as unconstitutional.

A coalition led by the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals claims that Iowa’s state law — which it calls an “ag-gag” law — making it a crime to get a job at a livestock farm under false pretenses violates the First...
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Case Information

Case Title

Animal Legal Defense Fund et al v. Reynolds et al

Case Number



Iowa Southern

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute


James E. Gritzner

Date Filed

October 10, 2017


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