Dominion – A Legal Discussion – Nov. 8 (Boise)

Event Details

Benefiting the Idaho State Bar Animal Law Section

4.0 CLE credits of which .5 are ethics (pending)

Registration Fee: 

$50 for Attorneys
$35 for Animal Law Section Members
Free for Law Students and Member of the General Public (must register to attend)

Registration for this event is not being taken by the Idaho State Bar.  Please register directly with the speaker, Adam Karp, via Eventbrite by clicking HERE.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and program will start at 12:00 p.m.

Parking Map for Concordia University

Please enter Concordia University via the Broad Street Atrium (entrance on Broad Street between 5th and 6th Streets)

The 2018 film Dominion ( won several awards for its expose of customary animal management practices pertaining to six primary facets of our interaction with animals – companions, wildlife, scientific research, entertainment, clothing, and food. Utilizing high-quality drone footage and covert cameras at concentrated animal feedlot operations and within slaughterhouses, Dominion provides audiences with a perspective that has been traditionally shielded from view and inquiry, increasingly aided by “ag-gag” laws that have repeatedly been declared unconstitutional, as in Idaho.

While the film is free to stream online, to amplify the educational impact of viewing this film on a larger screen and in the company of colleagues, this is a legal x-ray into Dominion. Complimentary vegan appetizers and drinks will be served.

The following legal issues will be examined by animal lawyer Adam P. Karp:

– Federal, Idaho, and local statutes and regulations (including failed legislation) governing the issues depicted and discussed in Dominion
– Federal preemption/conflict doctrine threatening to invalidate state animal welfare laws
– The law of drones as it pertains to capturing images on matters of public importance (e.g., animal cruelty, public safety, environmental  protection)
– The law pertaining to audiovisual interception by use of covert cameras
– Latest constitutional challenges to ag-gag laws
– Typical federal and state criminal charges and defenses involving individuals engaging in direct action/open rescue, including very recent, highly-publicized cases and the “right to rescue” defense
– RPCs applicable to the foregoing legal issues