Support free speech in a Boston Appeals Court case and panel discussion led by Center for Constitutional Rights.
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) is a federal criminal law ushered through Congress in 2006 by powerful lobbyists for the fur and meat industries and corporations and institutions that profit from animal research. It criminalizes a broad swath of protected First Amendment activities and has cast a chill over the animal rights community, leading many advocates to censor themselves. In 2011, CCR filed Blum v. Holder, a federal lawsuit in support of five animal rights activists chilled from engaging in lawful advocacy out of fear that their work would subject them to prosecution as terrorists under the AETA.
Oral Arguments in Blum v. Holder on the constitutionality of the AETA before the First Circuit Court of Appeals
John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse, Court of Appeals Panel Courtroom
1 Courthouse Way, 7th floor
Boston, MA 02210
Monday February 3, 9:30am (CCR suggests arriving 30-45min early)
Suffolk Universtiy Law School, Faculty Dining Room
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02114
Monday February 3, 5:30pm
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