Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments in the challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval of Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto-Bayer’s flagship Roundup weedkiller. 

Glyphosate is down but not out after last year when California’s highest Court upheld an $86.2 million
Continue Reading Ag Industry lines up against Center for Food Safety in case against Glyphosate

One way for legal issues to make their way to the Supreme Court is when the federal circuit courts don’t agree with one another. It’s too early to tell, but the legal tangle that’s been going on for most of the past decade over state laws to protect animal agriculture
Continue Reading Differences in circuit court opinions are the stuff that makes Supreme Court cases

An appellate court Thursday restored specific provisions of Idaho’s 2012 Ag-Gag law but said audio, visual recordings of animal agricultural facilities could not be prohibited by the Gem State under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

It may be a landmark decision for being the first time a federal
Continue Reading Split decision on Idaho’s Ag-Gag Law Might Extend Beyond Agriculture

Sweetened beverage advertisers in San Francisco won’t be forced to add an obesity warning to their labels and advertisements. A federal appellate court has ruled the warning mandate violates the U.S. Constitution.

The City and County of San Francisco enacted the local law two years ago, requiring advertisers of certain
Continue Reading Court says San Francisco’s soda pop warnings unconstitutional

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco to review a lower federal court’s opinion that the Gem State’s new “ag-gag” law is unconstitutional. Wasden filed a notice of appeal with the Ninth Circuit over the ruling in August
Continue Reading Idaho Appeals Federal Court Decision Overturning States’s Ag-Gag Law