Ag-Gag Free Nation
40 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2019
Date Written: October 3, 2019
This Article identifies the threat that agriculture security legislation — or ag-gag laws — pose to unauthorized animal and agribusiness workers. This Article advocates full recognition of First Amendment speech rights to unauthorized workers, especially in the ag-gag context, to counter the threat of coercion. Part I of this Article profiles unauthorized workers in the U.S. animal and agriculture industry. Part II discusses nationwide First Amendment litigation on ag-gag laws and describes how the effects on unauthorized workers has been largely ignored in the ag-gag debate. Part III theorizes how the right that ag-gag laws seek to protect weighs against the First Amendment rights of unauthorized workers.
Keywords: First Amendment, Agriculture, Immigration, Employment Law, Media
JEL Classification: Q18, J15, J43, J88, K23, K37, K42
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