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I have read with some interest recent discussions in this space of the FSIS performance standards system and its relationship with the Supreme Beef litigation of a decade ago.  Such interest is based first, upon the continuing importance of the issue, second, my belief that it continues to be widely misunderstood and, third, as an outgrowth of my personal involvement with the litigation itself, particularly at the District Court level.

There is little point at this late date in re-litigating the case itself.  But I would note for the record that the case never should have been, or needed to

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