The Animal Legal Defense Fund, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Center for Food Safety, Bailing Out Benji, and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in their case challenging the constitutionality of Iowa’s second Ag-Gag law passed in 2019. In granting Plaintiffs’ motion and ruling that the ag-gag law is “viewpoint discriminatory,” the court found that the law impermissibly “seeks to single out specific individuals for punishment based on their viewpoint regarding [animal agriculture] facilities.” The judge stated the court will start determining the scope of a permanent injunction blocking the law.

[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "Advocacy Groups Prevail on Summary Judgment Motion in Second Iowa Ag-Gag Case" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 128.]

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