Animal Legal Defense Fund; Animal Equality; Center for Biological Diversity; Food Chain Workers Alliance v. Jonathan Vaught, doing business as Prayer Creek Farm; DeAnn Vaught, doing business as Prayer Creek Farm; Peco Foods, Inc.


The 8th Circuit has revived [pdf attached: 8th circuit Arkansas ag-gag] a First Amendment challenge to Arkansas’ ag-gag law, finding that plaintiffs Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Equality, Center for Biological Diversity, and Food Chain Workers Alliance do have standing under Article III because they reasonably could fear private parties would enforce the law against them. The Court of Appeals rejected an argument made in the dissent that animal advocates would need to start investigating in order to have standing.

[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "8th Circuit Restores Challenge to Arkansas Ag-Gag Law" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 98.]