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Powerful voices speak up for Kansas paper after shocking raid. Meanwhile, where’s the affidavit?

BY: - August 14, 2023

Another day, another avalanche of news from the flabbergasting raid on the Marion County Record. If you’re just getting up to speed this morning, law enforcement officials converged on a newspaper in this small community on Friday and carted off computers and cellphones. Such raids should not — and mostly do not — happen in […]

Attorney General Josh Stein’s office defends state’s “ag-gag law,” appeals previous ruling that it’s unconstitutional

BY: - February 23, 2021

North Carolina’s “ag-gag” law, which curbs watchdogs’ ability to document wrongdoing in “non-public areas” of their places of employment, is again before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Last June, federal Chief Justice Thomas Schroeder of the Middle District Court of North Carolina issued his 73-page decision declaring the law unconstitutional because it violated the […]