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Judge Declares Iowa’s “Ag Gag” Rule Unconstitutional –PDNPulse

A federal judge has struck down an Iowa law which prohibits undercover photographing or filming on factory farms, meatpacking plants and other agricultural operations, declaring it a violation of the First Amendment. Judge James Gritzner of the U.S. Southern District of Iowa made the ruling in a lawsuit brought against the state by lawyers representing several nonprofit organizations concerned with animal protection and workers’ rights.