Residential Picketing Ordinance Does Not Stop Animal-Rights Activists

When the Salt Lake City Council approved an ordinance in July 2007 that restricts residential picketing, some hoped that animal-rights activists would finally leave in peace the homes of University of Utah researchers who use animals in their experiments. That didn't happen. Instead, the activists tried to picket within the limits of the new restrictions, but wound up cited anyway.

The activists had varying success in court. In the first cases in which juries grappled with the new ordinance, one jury convicted four activists, another ended in a mistrial and another jury acquitted five activists.

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