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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 02:35 AM

Federal judge awards legal fees in Iowa ag gag lawsuit case

Source: Associated Press

Federal judge awards legal fees in Iowa ag gag lawsuit case

April 16, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $181,000 in legal fees to seven lawyers who successfully fought a 2012 Iowa law that made it illegal to get a job at a livestock farm to conduct an animal cruelty undercover investigation.

Animal rights and civil rights organizations, including the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Iowa Citizens For Community Improvement, sued Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and others over the so-called ag gag law.

In January, U.S. District Court Judge James Gritzner concluded the law violated the constitutional right to free speech. The state has appealed to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Last week, Gritzner approved animal rights groups’ attorney fees, which the state must pay. Additional costs are mounting for the appeal.

https://apnews.com/b0aebb641d3d4adbb216c566309b9085

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Wed Apr 17, 2019, 05:30 PM

1. Great news

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