Supreme Court rejects challenge to California’s Prop-12

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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a California law that bans the sale of pork from pigs that are kept in tightly confined spaces, also called Proposition 12.

The justices upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit by the National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation that seek to invalidate the law. The industry had argued the measure violated a U.S. Constitution provision, according to Reuters.

Prop-12 set the required space for breeding pigs at 24 square feet. The current industry standard is between 14 and 20 square feet ), according to a 2021 report from Rabobank.

Story via Nate Raymond with Reuters.