The Deseret News recently published two stories about federal court cases. In one case, a federal judge ruled that activists have a constitutional right to secretly film dairy farmers while they are working with their cows; the public has the right to know the truth about what happens to cows at a dairy barn.

In a separate ruling, a federal judge ruled that activists who secretly filmed abortionists negotiating the sale of fetal body parts are barred from releasing the films; the public cannot handle the truth about what happens at abortion clinics.

One is led to wonder what it is that the federal courts believe to be hallowed.

James White

Vernal