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Circuit court overturns ag-gag lawsuit dismissal

Wyoming’s ag-gag law ruled unconstitutional in appeals court and requires further proceedings in lower court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit reversed a district court decision and held that Wyoming’s “data trespass” law seeks to suppress speech by criminalizing the gathering of data on public land for the purposes of reporting illegal pollution, workplace safety or other violations.

The challenge to the state’s law, modeled on so-called “ag-gag” laws in at least eight other states, was brought by a coalition of nonprofit organizations, inclu

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