Federal Court Sides with Fair Against PETA
WITCHITA Kan. (AP) - A federal judge has sided with the Kansas State Fair in a free speech case filed by an animal-rights group.
Tuesday U.S District Judge J. Thomas Marten ruled the fair as a "limited public forum." He said fair officials acted reasonably by requiring People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to shield their images of animal slaughter from people.
PETA sued the state, the Kansas Fair Board and the fair's general manager, arguing the restrictions violate its free speech rights.
But the judge also denied a motion by the state to dismiss PETA's lawsuit.