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Constitutional –  Gag order does not withstand constitutional scrutiny (access required)

A gag order imposed by the district court overseeing suits against the owners of hog farms breached basic First Amendment principles.  Background Hundreds of plaintiffs have alleged that nearby hog farms associated with Murphy-Brown LLC are a private nuisance. Plaintiffs from five cases in the initial discovery pool have been grouped for 11 seriatim trials While the ...

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