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Eye On Boise First Amendment archive

SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018


FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017

Idaho asks appeals court to uphold ban on spying at farms 

Idaho is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a statewide ban on spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses after a lower court judge sided with animal rights activists who said the ban violated free speech rights. Idaho lawmakers passed the law in 2014 making it a criminal offense to enter agricultural facilities by misrepresentation...

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MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Idaho's anti-dairy spying lawsuit attracts supporters

A dozen groups representing food safety supporters, free speech advocates and labor unions are helping fight the Idaho law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities. The Idaho Statesman reports that the groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals detailing their opposition...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016


State settles liquor-obscenity case, will no longer enforce law

Arts venues licensed to serve alcohol during live performances depicting sexual acts will no longer face consequences from Idaho State Police under a newly reached agreement. The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho, along with several other Boise attorneys representing artists and artistic venues, said Wednesday's lawsuit settlement marks...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2016

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016

THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016

Theater sues Idaho State Police over 'Fifty Shades' flap 

A theater is suing the Idaho State Police for threatening to revoke its liquor license after the theater served alcohol while showing "Fifty Shades of Grey," saying the move violated the First Amendment. The Idaho Statesman reports Idaho law prohibits places licensed to serve alcohol from showing movies that depict sexual acts...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 2015

Idaho appeals 'ag-gag' ruling to 9th Circuit 

The state of Idaho has filed an appeal to the 9th Circuit of the U.S. District Court decision overturning the state’s “ag-gag law,” the law passed by the state Legislature making it a crime to surreptitiously videotape agricultural operations. Idaho lawmakers approved the law in...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 26, 2014


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MONDAY, NOV. 4, 2013

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