Fifteen AGs Urge Supreme Court to Protect States Ability to Regulate Industries in Pork Producers Council Case

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel partnered with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul to lead 15 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to urge the Supreme Court to protect the ability of states to regulate industries in National Pork Producers Council et al. v. Karen Ross. The National Pork Producers Council filed a lawsuit against Karen Ross that challenged California’s Proposition 12, which regulates certain farm animal confinement. The suit stated that it violates the dormant Commerce Clause of the Constitution and argued that the dormant Commerce Clause would alter the State’s regulatory role and that it is important for each state to have that power to regulate matters within its borders.