Idaho Pays $260,000 in Legal Fees in Dairy Spying Lawsuit

Idaho officials have agreed to pay $260,000 to the attorneys for an animal welfare group following a federal court ruling that found the state's law banning spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights.

 

Associated Press

via U.S. News & World Report - Jan. 30, 2019

 

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Idaho officials have agreed to pay $260,000 to the attorneys for an animal welfare group following a federal court ruling that found the state's law banning spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights.

 

The Idaho Press reports that the Constitutional Defense Council approved the payment to the Animal Legal Defense Fund on Wednesday.

 

U.S. District Court Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill issued the order in December as part of a settlement between Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Animal Legal Defense Fund and others...

 

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