October 7, 2014

Judge tosses lawsuit challenging California egg laws

A Sacramento federal judge has dismissed a February lawsuit brought by leaders of six Midwestern and Southern states with large egg industries that sought to overturn California rules requiring more space for egg-laying hens. The plaintiffs, led by Missouri’s attorney general, Chris Koster, had challenged the constitutionality of Prop. 2, the 2008 ballot measure that set standards for egg-laying hens, and AB 1437, a 2010 law that extended the initiative’s provisions’ to out-of-state eggs sold in California. Five more states – Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky and Iowa – quickly signed on to the suit.  Read More

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