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Judges Reject Free-Speech Challenge To Bans On ‘Advance’ Inspection Warnings

May 16, 2022 at 5:43 PM
A federal appeals court has denied a Kentucky mining firm’s bid to narrow or even scrap as unconstitutional the statutory ban on warning employers or workers of imminent safety inspections, rejecting the company’s argument that the restriction -- which appears in both the Mine Safety and Health Act and the OSH Act -- violates its free-speech rights. The May 11 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit in KenAmerican Resources v. Secretary of Labor upholds...

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