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PETA Threatens To Sue Kansas State Fair For Violating Free Speech

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By: KAKE News Email
PETA has issued a letter to the Kansas State Fair Board, saying it will sue if the Board does not remove a restriction on their booth by Thursday.

AP

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, plans to sue the Kansas State Fair if fair officials do not withdraw a restriction on the group's booth by Thursday.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri and a private law firm are representing PETA in a potential free speech suit. The representatives issued a letter to fair officials Monday warning they could sue the officials for violating PETA's First Amendment rights.

The Kansas State Fair Board approved PETA's application for a booth at the fair, but restricted the group from playing a video called "Glass Walls" because of its graphic nature.

The Kansas State Fair will be held in Hutchinson and starts Sept. 7.


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