Pack the Court: 2/19 Oral Arguments in USA v. Johnson AETA case


Add to My Calendar Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:00am

Join CCR in Chicago for oral arguments in United States v. Johnson, the federal prosecution of two animal rights activists under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) for allegedly liberating anmianls from fur farms.

CCR has moved to dismiss the criminal indictment against the activists by arguing that the AETA is facially unconstitutional because it criminalizes protected advocacy, is overly vague, and because it punishes as an act of "terrorism" a non-violent act: saving animals from the violence of being killed and turned into fur coats.

CCR Senior Staff Attorney Rachel Meeropol will argue for Defendants, ask the Court to dismiss the AETA indictment as unconstitutional.

What: Oral Arguments in U.S. v. Johnson
When: Thursday, February 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Courtroom of The Honorable Amy J. St. Eve., Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse, courtroom TBD

Allow at least 30 minutes to go through security. ID may be required. Please check back on this page for updated information.

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February 5, 2015