Monday, January 23, 2012

SCOTUS Preemption Decision on FMIA

Justice Kagan authored a unanimous opinion for the Court in National Meat Association v. Harris, holding that the Federal Meat Inspection Act preempts a California state statute that regulated the ability of slaughterhouses to buy, sell, or receive a nonambulatory animal.

If you are interested in the details of the federal regulation, the California statute, and why there was a dispute, I highly suggest waiting until after lunch to read the opinion.  As usual, SCOTUSblog has further coverage.

RJE

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/2012/01/scotus-preemption-decision-on-fmia.html

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