supremecourtofus_406x250Getting 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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a California law on Monday that required the euthanization of downer livestock, to promote animal welfare and keep them out of the food supply.

In 2009, California enacted a ban on selling or slaughtering downer, or lame animals unable to walk, in response to undercover footage …

Every day, hundreds of pigs arriving at American slaughterhouses are, or become, unable to stand or walk before they are slaughtered. Federal law allows the entry of these “downer” pigs into the food supply after inspection (although downer cattle are banned from processing for human consumption), but California has a law banning such animals from …

The Supreme Court is considering whether a California ban on slaughtering so-called “downer” pigs overstepped existing federal meat inspection laws.

Though several justices reportedly noted the good intentions behind the state law, the majority voiced concern about state overreach, indicating the court may rule in favor of the pork industry, which is backed up on …