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Federal court of appeals rules NC’s ag-gag law is unconstitutional, signals a win for whistleblowers

BY: - February 24, 2023

In a split decision the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling┬áthat North Carolina’s “ag-gag law” is unconstitutional and infringes on free speech. The three-judge panel ruled 2-1: Justices Henry Floyd and Albert Diaz, both appointed by President Obama, wrote for the majority. Judge Allison Jones Rushing, an appointee of President […]

Black neighbors, white farmer (and police chief): Murphy-Brown nuisance trial heightens environmental justice concerns

BY: - June 1, 2018

1,300 words, 6-minute read Update: Since there are questions about the veracity of the reporting, court documents, which form the basis of the story, have been uploaded to this post. Clarification: Because of the manner in which the court has ordered the cases to proceed, the plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys alternate in choosing the parties. […]