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Court permanently bans enforcement of Kansas 'ag-gag' law


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday blocked enforcement of provisions in a Kansas law that ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil issued the permanent injunction after finding in January that the state's "Ag-Gag" law unconstitutionally criminalized free speech. The law, which was enacted in 1990, had made it a crime or anyone to take a picture or video at animal facilities without the owner's consent or to enter them under false pretenses.

"We are disappointed with the ruling and we will be evaluating the nex...

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