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Still time for the 9th and 10th justice to weigh in on DeCoster appeal

Getting your case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court is a lot like winning an Academy Award for your latest movie.  You need to take advantage of any time you have and then go about creating “a buzz” just ahead of the voting. Whether Austin “Jack” DeCoster, son Peter DeCoster, and their prestigious legal team… Continue Reading

DeCosters gain another ally as government gets more time

The Supreme Court has granted the government an extra 30 days to respond to request that the high court review a ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld three-month sentences for two former egg executives who were linked to a massive Salmonella outbreak. The new deadline for the Office of the Solicitor General to… Continue Reading

Egg men get extra time to file for review with Supreme Court

Justice Samuel Alito has extended the filing deadline for a petition for a writ of certiorari in the appeal of jail sentences for one-time egg producers Austin (Jack) DeCoster and his son Peter DeCoster. Alito set Jan. 10, 2017, as the new deadline for the DeCoster’s attorney, Peter D. Keisler, to file the writ with the… Continue Reading

Australia’s High Court Grants New Trial to Raw Milk Dairy Farmers

Despite calling their cowshare program a “scam,” Australia’s Supreme Court has ordered a retrial of raw milk dairy farmers Mark and Helen Tyler over their sale of raw milk. The Tyler’s dairy is located in Willunga Hill, which is south of Adelaide. A Magistrates Court had found the couple guilty of one count each of… Continue Reading

Supco: FDA-Approved Label Does Not Prevent False Advertising Claims

Stewart and Lynda Rae Resnick, who once bought and sold The Franklin Mint, may hit another payday after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday that their Pom Wonderful juice company can sue Coca-Cola for falsely advertising a pomegranate drink. In a case that’s significant for determining what’s allowed when it comes to labeling… Continue Reading

India’s Supreme Court Declares Constitutional Right to Unadulterated Food

Last week, India’s Supreme Court ruled that the right to life guaranteed under the country’s constitution also includes the right to safe food. “Enjoyment of life and its attainment, including right to life and human dignity encompasses, within its ambit availability of articles of food, without insecticides or pesticides residues, veterinary drugs residues, antibiotic residues,… Continue Reading

Supreme Court to Hear Monsanto Seed Patent Case Today

Today, the Supreme Court will hear a patent case that’s been billed as the one to determine who owns the rights to seeds in the ground: the farmer who planted them on his land, or the company that invested resources in designing and selling them. Bowman v. Monsanto centers on the conflict between 75-year-old Vernon… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: The Outdated Press Credential System

One second after the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act was made public, I got an iPhone alert from Bloomberg News reporting that President’s Obama’s signature law had been upheld. That quick and totally accurate report stood in sharp contrast to the much more confused and often wrong reporting by the likes of… Continue Reading