SCOTUS Denies Petition of Certiorari to Review California’s Proposition 12

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From Farm Futures article dated July 15, 2021 by Protect The Harvest’s Advisory Committee member Gary Baise.

In a 41-page publication, the United States Supreme Court in case 20-1215 North American Meat Institute (NAMI) v Bonta, Attorney General of California denied certiorari to review California’s Proposition 12. This also would have impacted Proposition 2 in California and Question 3 from Massachusetts.

Agriculture producers did not believe one state could control farming practices across the nation. Boy, were we wrong!!

On March 30, 2021, I said “If the law is not overturned, one state will control farming practices across the nation.”

NAMI of course was disappointed that its Cert Petition was denied. This is another example of having virtually all Harvard/Yale appointees on the Supreme Court.

Two Sides

There are a couple of exceptions with Justice Barrett and Justice Thomas. A number of us had hope that Justice Barrett coming from Indiana and Notre Dame might exhibit some common-sense regarding animal agriculture. Protect the Harvest and Forrest Lucas have been engaged in this battle since 2008.

On the opposite side is the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), the Consumer Federation of America, and the Center for Food and Water Watch.



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