Kansas Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review following Ag-Gag Ruling

The Attorney General of Kansas filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari following a ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding a lower court’s injunction against enforcement of the state’s “Ag-Gag” law on the basis that the statute is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment. The 1990 Kansas legislation was the first state Ag-Gag law enacted in the U.S. and aimed to curtail undercover investigations on factory farms by criminalizing photography and video without the express consent of the facility’s owner.