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“Ag-gag” law violates free speech rights of whistle-blowers, rules federal judge

A federal judge declared unconstitutional Monday an anti-whistleblower law in Idaho that criminalized audiovisual recordings of agricultural production facilities. In the decision, Chief District Judge B. Lynn Winmill wrote that Idaho Code § 18-7042 “not only restricts more speech than necessary, it…

Victory! Supreme Court rules in favor of Robert MacLean and whistleblowing

Supporters of whistleblower Robert MacLean rejoiced Wednesday upon learning of his victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court decided, 7-2, that MacLean’s disclosure while a TSA air marshal was “not specifically prohibited by law.”.(Department of Homeland Security v. Robert…

Thought for the day, Sept. 3

Henry David Thoreau said, “It takes two to speak the truth–one to speak and the other to hear.” Today, it takes three to tell the truth:  One to speak, one to hear, and one to defend the first two in…