After long court fight, a judge has ruled data trespass laws passed by the Wyoming Legislature violate the First Amendment and has blocked the state from enforcing them.
Despite an uneasy truce between environmentalists and ranchers, the fight over land use, water pollution and wildlife habitat remains as volatile as ever.
A U.S. district court dismissed a lawsuit aiming to strike down Wyoming’s data trespass laws after the Wyoming Legislature revised them to exclude public lands.
A ranchers’ suit claiming an environmental activist trespassed may go to trial, a judge ruled, but without the prospect of imposing punitive damages.
Who can travel and who can shut the gate on publicly mapped and maintained roads that cross private property enroute to public lands?