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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam vetos 'ag gag' bill, which required immediate reporting of abuse videos

State A.G. had called the legislation constitutionally suspect

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Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 4:02 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday vetoed a bill that would require images documenting animal abuse be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours, saying his main concern is its constitutionality.

State Attorney General Bob Cooper last week said in a legal opinion that the measure would be "constitutionally suspect" because it could violate Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination and for placing burdens on news collection.

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