We blogged most recently on December 27, 2018, about several states’ challenges in the Supreme Court to animal welfare laws enacted by both California and Massachusetts. The states sought permission to file suit in the Supreme Court under the Court’s original jurisdiction. On January 7, 2019, the Court denied leave to file.

The Solicitor

On December 19, 2017 and June 9, 2018, we blogged about the challenges 13 states had launched against California’s minimum space requirements for egg-laying hens. They also challenged a similar law in Massachusetts.  The petition sought leave to challenge those requirements via an action in the Supreme Court under the Court’s original jurisdiction.

On May

Earlier this year, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Alabama filed on behalf of each states’ citizens a lawsuit in California challenging the constitutionality of California legislation governing the sale of shell eggs.  The law, which takes effect on January 1, 2015, bans the sale of shell eggs in California by producers or handlers if