Teter Interviewed by Deseret News on New Law Criminalizing Photography of Animal Abuse

Michael Teter, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed for a March 21 Deseret News article, “’Ag-gag’ bill may run into constitutional problems, experts say.

Teter commented on a new law that criminalizes making a video of animal abuse on private property.  He opined that creating statutory criminal penalties against those who are making videos may run afoul of constitutional free speech protections because it is well settled that government may not restrict a particular type of speech based on its content.

 “Everyone knows that (legislators) were trying to target a particular kind of recording. I think that’s pretty clear,” he told the Deseret News.