NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION, INC. V. PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS, INC.
The state of North Carolina and the farmer’s group Farm Bureau have submitted writs of certiorari (nc farm bureau v. peta cert petition; nc state cert petition) to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the Court to reinstate a North Carolina Ag Gag law. In February, the Fourth Circuit partially enjoined North Carolina from applying the law, holding that undercover investigations “as part of newsgathering constitute protected speech.” Both the state and the Farm Bureau urge the Supreme Court to reinstate the law in its entirety.
[To accompany Case Law Update "North Carolina and Farm Bureau ask Supreme Court to Reinstate Ag Gag Law” from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 192]