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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 ...

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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.

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Court revives Cumberland zoo’s defamation claim against PETA

A Cumberland zoo can pursue its defamation claim against an animal rights group that blogged about its federal lawsuit alleging the facility mistreated animals, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled last week. In its unreported decision, the Court of Special Appeals said ...

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Md. appellate court: Montgomery County bowhunting program not animal cruelty

A pilot bowhunting program to control the deer population at two Montgomery County parks is not considered animal cruelty under state law, a Maryland appellate court has held. The Montgomery County Department of Parks announced the deer management program in ...

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Judge: Monkey cannot own selfie photos copyright

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SAN FRANCISCO — A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said. U.S. District Judge William Orrick said in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday that “while Congress ...

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