Ag-Gag Laws Meet the First Amendment: Two Recent Eighth Circuit Cases

Ring Bender Partner Norman (Norm) Dupont co-authored the article Ag-Gag laws meet the First Amendment: Two recent Eighth Circuit Cases, featured in the May/June 2024 edition of the Trends, published by the American Bar Association.

The desire to protect animal rights and investigate potential animal cruelty at large animal breeding factories is a strong one. So too is the desire to impose legislative barriers, through laws typically known as “Ag-Gag” laws, to such intrusion to protect a state’s local agriculture interests. The article, co-authored with Alec T. Goos, a second-year law student at The University of Iowa College of Law, focuses on litigation around two such laws in Iowa, although First Amendment challenges to other state Ag-Gag laws are widespread.

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