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.
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U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl questioned the expansiveness of the state’s “open land” application to data trespass laws, which seek to limit the collection of environmental data.
A group of conservation, animal welfare, and media groups filed suit challenging Wyoming for its data trespassing laws passed in 2015.
Wyoming legislators advanced an anti-discrimination bill further than such legislation has ever been during an emotional hearing that saw a lawmaker ejected for uncivil comments.
Buchanan on Carbon Sink: UW didn’t kowtow to powerful interests
— An op-ed by Tom Buchanan, University of Wyoming president
Critics of the removal of the “Carbon Sink, What Goes Around Comes Around” installation at the University of Wyoming have…