September 8, 2017 / 12:10 AM / 9 months ago

10th Circuit revives lawsuit over Wyoming ‘ag gag’ trespass law

A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a First Amendment challenge to Wyoming laws which impose harsher penalties on those who cross private property to collect water and soil samples, take photographs or collect other environmental data on adjacent public land.

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the dismissal of the lawsuit brought by Public Justice on behalf of the Western Watersheds Project, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Photographers Association and several other advocacy groups.

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