SCOTUS Opts Out Of Pig Fight

The United States Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of  a California law that bans the sale of pork from pigs that are raised in cramped, tightly-confined spaces.

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation had challenged the law, arguing it violates a Constitutional clause that says the federal government can regulate instate commerce – not states.

The pork farmers claimed the California law should not  apply to out-of-state farmers.

But Justice Neil Gorsuch said “the types of pork chops California merchants may sell” is not an issue that the Supreme Court should weigh in on.


Pigs on a farm:

Photo by: Bruno Guerreiro