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Block California's egg law, 12 states ask the Supreme Court

Block California's egg law, 12 states ask the Supreme Court

A dozen states are banding together to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages.

Missouri Atty. Gen. Josh Hawley said Monday that he plans to file a lawsuit on behalf of the states alleging that since California's law took effect in 2015, it has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million annually because of higher egg prices. The suit argues that California's requirements violate the U.S. Constitution's interstate commerce clause and are preempted by federal law.

A federal appeals court panel rejected similar claims last year in a separate case brought by six states,...

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