Utah's ag-gag lawsuit hearing held

Judge offered several questions on the constitutionality and freedom of speech concerns that allowed Idaho's law to be found unconstitutional.

In the ongoing litigation run around, Utah had its day in court recently to stand up for what animal activists call an “ag gag” law while those in the agricultural community see as a way to protect farming operations from those with outside agendas.

In 2012, the Utah Legislature adopted Utah’s Agricultural Operation Interference Act which would enhance protections of private property rights from trespassers and make it a crime to falsify one’s job application to gain entrance onto

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