animal rights

Jul 11, 2022

With new permit, Johns Hopkins can keep up barn owl research

After securing a new state permit, a Johns Hopkins University researcher will be allowed to continue medical experiments on barn owls.

Feb 7, 2022

Frederick settles First Amendment lawsuit over animal rights protests

The city of Frederick and an animal rights activist have settled a First Amendment lawsuit that alleged police officers violated the man's free speech rights.

Jan 24, 2022

PETA’s free speech claim against Salisbury agency can proceed, judge rules

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals can proceed to trial on its claim that the Salisbury area transit agency violated PETA’s constitutional right to free speech by rejecting its request to post “Close the slaughterhouses” signs on public buses on the poultry-farm-rich lower Eastern Shore, a federal judge has ruled. Chief U.S. District Judge […]

Aug 23, 2021

Salisbury agency violated free speech by declining PETA’s ads, group alleges

The animal rights group PETA argues the Salisbury area transit agency violated its constitutional right to free speech by rejecting its request to post “Close the slaughterhouses” signs on public buses.

Oct 19, 2017

4th Circuit revives Baltimore circus protester’s First Amendment claim

A federal appeals court has revived the free-speech claim of a man who was arrested near Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore while protesting the treatment of circus animals when the three-ring event was in town. In its published 3-0 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sent Kenneth Lucero’s constitutional challenge back to district […]

Jul 17, 2017

Perdue animal welfare report draws mixed reactions from activists

Salisbury-based chicken-processing company Perdue Foods’ first report Monday detailing its progress on animal welfare commitments announced last year is receiving mixed reactions from animal rights activists. The company has added windows to 200 chicken houses since the effort began and has increased the overall bird space on its contracted farms by 3 percent, according to the Perdue [&hel[...]

Feb 27, 2017

Brown v. Board comes slowly to D.C., report says

Report finding segregation in D.C. schools heads news items including drug treatment for inmates, delaying the bar exam and an admission of firebombing.

Feb 9, 2017

Senate panel weighs good Samaritan bill for pets’ caregivers

Emergency personnel testify for bill to protect from liability first responders who give care to injured pets whose owners are not available to give permission.

Oct 24, 2016

Are attorneys preparing for Trump v. Clinton?

Advice for Trump's election-law attorneys leads news summary including electronic surveillance, the death penalty and coyote rights.

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