The state of Iowa is facing a lawsuit over the new ag-gag law passed in March.
critics argue it’s essentially the same as the original which was struck down by a federal court.
The new law calls it trespassing if someone lies to get onto a farm because they want to harm the business. When she signed it into law, Governor Kim Reynolds said it was necessary to keep farms secure.
But Rita Bettis Austen, legal director of the ACLU of Iowa, says it also stops journalists from investigating things like mistreatment of workers or animals.