New Lawsuit Calls Louisiana's Pipeline Protest Law 'Unconstitutional'

May 24, 2019

...The plaintiffs describe the law’s aim in the complaint as “to chill, and harshly punish, speech and expression in opposition to pipeline projects.” They argue the law is unconstitutional because it’s vague and overly broad. The way they interpret it, anyone walking on a public road where a pipeline runs underneath could be at risk of prosecution with this law. State Attorney General Jeff Landry plans to “vigorously defend the 2018 law,” according to Reuters.

“By turning so much of the land in this state into critical infrastructure, the average person can find themselves facing five years in prison for literally just being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Pamela Spees, senior staff attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, in a release...

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May 24, 2019