Advertisement

Wisconsin Among 13 States Challenging California Egg Law

Wisconsin Among 13 States Challenging California Egg Law Photo: MGN

December 04, 2017 06:18 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - More than a dozen states have filed a lawsuit to block a California law that requires eggs sold in the state to come from hens that have space to stretch in their cages.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The lawsuit was filed directly to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. It alleges that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are pre-empted by federal law.

A federal appeals court panel rejected a similar argument last year in a separate lawsuit from six states.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is spearheading the new lawsuit. He says it includes new data estimating California's egg law has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually as a result of higher egg prices since it took effect in 2015

The other plaintiff states are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.


WDIO

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

Special Report: Finding Family

Excavator Destroyed after Fire

Local Boy Scouts Honor Fallen Veterans Ahead of Memorial Day

Active Military Members, Veterans Respond to 'A Hidden Epidemic' Investigation

Zoo Announces Free Admission for Military Families

Duluth Teacher Arrested on Possible Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement