Laura Kelly, Governor of Kansas, et al., Petitioners v. Animal Legal Defense Fund, et al.


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ permanent injunction preventing enforcement of the Kansas Ag-Gag law aimed at punishing undercover animal cruelty investigations on factory farms. The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the appeal by the state of Kansas is a victory for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Center for Food Safety, Shy 38, Inc., and Hope Sanctuary, which successfully argued that Kansas’ Ag-Gag law violated the First Amendment. The Kansas statute was the first state Ag-Gag law passed in 1990.

[To accompany Federal Case Law Update "U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of Decision Overturning Kansas Ag-Gag Law" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 135.]