North American Meat Institute Sues California Over Prop 12

The North American Meat Institute, a meat industry trade association, has filed suit in district court in California challenging the state’s implementation of Prop 12, a ballot initiative that imposed additional requirements regarding the confinement of animals used in agriculture, including a ban on the sale of products produced not in accordance with the legislation. Plaintiffs claim that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause.