Attorney General Bonta: Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Proposition 12 Affirms States’ Role in Regulating Goods Sold Within Their Borders

Thursday, May 11, 2023
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OAKLAND — California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, upholding a California law — Proposition 12 — that prohibits the sale of certain pork products produced using inhumane methods: 

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court is a victory for California,” said Attorney General Bonta. “It means that California can continue to have in place humane and commonsense standards, instead of the extreme confinement pushed by some pork producers. The ruling by the Supreme Court affirms states’ important role in regulating goods sold within their borders. I’m immensely proud of our legal team for prevailing and ensuring that the will of California voters who approved Proposition 12 in 2018 is respected.”

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