08/08/2014 09:47 am ET Updated Aug 08, 2014

Does The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Violate Activists' Freedom Of Free Speech?

According to the federal Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, videotaping any livestock operation without consent can be considered an act of terrorism. Unsurprisingly, many animal rights activists have vehemently protested the law since it passed in 2006.

Sarahjane Blum is one of those people trying to change the law. Blum, along with attorney Shayana Kadidal, joined HuffPost Live on Thursday to talk about Blum's lawsuit to abolish the law, Blum v. Holder, which contends that the law violates the First Amendment.

Kadidal is the managing attorney for Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative.

"The law is really designed to chill this type of activism," Kadidal told host Alyona Minkovski. "It's an attempt by agro business and other well-heeled corporate interests in this country to influence one side of this political debate."

Catch the rest of the clip above, and watch the entire HuffPost Live conversation here.

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