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Supreme Court ends challenge to California egg sales law

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By Barbara Olejnik

Poultry Times Staff

bolejnik@poultrytimes.com

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition from six states seeking to overturn California's law on the sale of eggs in the state.

At issue was a 2008 ballot initiative, Proposition 2,  approved by California voters and which went into effect Jan. 1, 2015, that requires laying hens be allowed to 'stand up, lie down, turn around freely and extend their limbs." The ruling also applies to breeding sows and veal calves.

California legislators later expanded the law in 2010 to ban the sale. . .

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