Indiana v. Massachusetts

Pending petition
Docket No. Argument Opinion Vote Author Term

Issue: Whether the Massachusetts Animal Law, which prohibits farmers both inside and outside of the state from selling certain food products in Massachusetts that are the “product of a covered animal that was confined in a cruel manner,” constitutes economic protectionism and extraterritorial regulation in violation of the Commerce Clause.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 11 2017Motion for leave to file a bill of complaint filed.
Jan 12 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response from February 2, 2018 to March 5, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.
Jan 18 2018Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 5, 2018
Feb 02 2018Brief amici curiae of Association des Éleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Québec, HVFG LLC, and Hot’s Restaurant Group, Inc. filed.
Feb 02 2018Brief amicus curiae of Center for Consumer Freedom filed.
Mar 05 2018Brief of defendant Commonwealth of Massachusetts in opposition filed.
Mar 19 2018Reply of plaintiffs State of Indiana, et al. filed.
Mar 21 2018DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/13/2018.
Apr 16 2018The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States.
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