Animal Protection Groups Urge SCOTUS to Deny Cert in North Carolina’s Attempt to Revive Overturned Ag-Gag Law

Animal protection groups urged the U.S. Supreme Court to deny the petition for writ of certiorari filed by the North Carolina Attorney General and the North Carolina Farm Bureau seeking reinstatement of North Carolina’s Ag-Gag law. In February, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit partially enjoined North Carolina from applying the law, holding that undercover investigations “as part of newsgathering constitute[] protected speech.”