Idaho court strikes down anti-whistleblower "ag-gag" law


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Yessir, I like it!


#3

Impressive in this day.


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also impressive for this state.


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I’m amazed it took them so long. These laws are prima facie unconstitutional - not that that ever stopped politicians bent on controlling the conversation.


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It was one of those hippie judges appointed by Clinton.


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How can we make political offices as insulated from lobbying as judges?


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The case the money precedent came from was U.S. Dept. of Agriculture v. Moreno, 413 U.S. 528. ("[I]f the constitutional conception of ‘equal protection of the laws’
means anything, it must at the very least mean that a bare congressional
desire to harm a politically unpopular group cannot constitute a
legitimate governmental interest.")


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Yay for showing first-world people how their meat is made (and thus to less of it being being made).


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I’m sure this decision will be appealed and some totally, not at all, activist judge will overturn this Idaho judge’s ruling. Because the money big ag spent obtaining this gag law is bigger speech than the animal rights whistleblowing speech, or some such corporatist toadying thing.


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