FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV/AP) -- KCTV5 along with 17 other national media organizations are arguing that the First Amendment protects the taking of photographs and making of video and audio recordings. In January, a federal judge ruled that provisions in a Kansas law ban the secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities unconstitutionally criminalize free speech.
An interesting development and online declaration . . . Not so long ago, the newspaper once championed free speech, now TV newsies are leading the charge for freedom of the press and public access . . . Read more: