On remand from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order which reinstates a district court ruling that a California law regulating swine slaughterhouses and nonambulatory animals was preempted by federal law. Nat’l Meat Ass’n v. Harris, Nos. 09-15483 and -15486 (9th Cir., order entered June 8, 2012) Additional details about the case and the unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling appear in Issue 424 of this Update.
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California slaughterhouse law ruling vacated on remand from SCOTUS
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