Baylen Linnekin on California’s Bullying Food Rules

EggsEarlier this week, Chris Koster, the attorney
general of Missouri, filed an extraordinary lawsuit against the
State of California. Koster is asking the federal court to overturn
a California law set to take effect in 2015 that requires farmers
across the country to conform to California regulations pertaining
to the dimensions of cages for housing egg-laying hens. The issue
is whether California lawmakers can dictate how farmers in other
states raise their animals. The case raises serious constitutional
questions about the California egg law—and other laws in the state.
That’s why win or lose, writes Baylen Linnekin, the lawsuit could
have far-reaching implications.

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