Tenn. attorney general concerned about ag-gag bill

Tenn. attorney general calls ag-gag bill "constitutionally suspect"


NASHVILLE (WATE) - Tennessee's attorney general calls the legislature's "Ag-gag" bill "constitutionally suspect"

Opponents call the measure "Ag-gag" because it's aimed at undercover investigations of alleged livestock abuse.

The measure would require videos or pictures showing such abuse to be turned over to police within 48 hours.

Attorney General Bob Cooper said Thursday in a news release that the bill could put an unconstitutional burden on newsgathering and could be held to violate a person's right against self-incrimination.

Gov. Haslam said earlier this week that he was waiting on the opinion before deciding whether to veto it.

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