Lawmakers Attempt to Open the Door for “Ag Gag” SLAPPs

Since 2012, at least 18 states have attempted to pass “ag gag” laws that prohibit undercover investigations and whistleblowing in animal agricultural facilities. In this article, the Center for Constitutional Rights(CCR) describes the amicus briefs it has submitted in cases challenging Idaho’s and Utah’s ag-gag laws.

This report by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Defending Rights & Dissent looks at the use of ag-gag laws in a historical and political context. The report analyzes specific ag-gag laws and also describes efforts by civil society organizations to defeat ag-gag legislation.

The Civil Liberties Defense Center has also represented several organizations in cases involving ag-gag laws.