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National Pork Producers Council v. Ross

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
21-468 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether allegations that a state law has dramatic economic effects largely outside of the state and requires pervasive changes to an integrated nationwide industry state a violation of the dormant commerce clause, or whether the extraterritoriality principle described in the Supreme Court’s decisions is now a dead letter; and (2) whether such allegations, concerning a law that is based solely on preferences regarding out-of-state housing of farm animals, state a claim under Pike v. Bruce Church, Inc.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 27 2021Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 29, 2021)
Oct 11 2021Waiver of right of respondents Karen Ross, in her official capacity as Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, et al. to respond filed.
Oct 11 2021Waiver of right of respondents The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Equality, The Humane League, Farm Sanctuary, Compassion In World Farming USA, Animal Outlook to respond filed.
Oct 12 2021Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, National Pork Producers Council, et al.
Oct 13 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/29/2021.
Oct 13 2021Waiver of National Pork Producers Council, et al. of right to respond not accepted for filing. (October 19, 2021)
Oct 19 2021Response Requested. (Due November 18, 2021)
Oct 29 2021Brief amicus curiae of Canadian Pork Council filed.
Nov 01 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 18, 2021 to December 20, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Nov 01 2021Response to motion for an extension of time from petitioner National Pork Producers Council, et al. filed.
Nov 02 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted in part and the time is extended to and including December 8, 2021, for all respondents.
Nov 10 2021Brief amici curiae of Indiana, et al. filed.
Nov 12 2021Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Nov 18 2021Brief amici curiae of North Carolina Chamber Legal Institute, North Carolina Pork Council, North Carolina Farm Bureau, and 11 Other State Farm Bureaus, Pork Councils, and Business Groups filed.
Nov 18 2021Brief amici curiae of National Association of Manufacturers and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association filed.
Nov 18 2021Brief amici curiae of Iowa Pork Producers Association, et al. filed.