U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of Decision Overturning Kansas Ag-Gag Law

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.