Skip to comments.13 states launch new legal challenge to California egg law
Posted on 12/04/2017 4:42:48 PM PST by Mariner
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Cite the Federal law that precludes California from doing this.
If you weren’t trying to sound high minded you could have said the “Commerce Clause”.
You know, the MOST abused clause of the Constitution.
To show the Amarillo..it could be done.
I completely agree with you!
I have 9 happy hens and fresh, delicious eggs.
Would never eat store bought eggs again. They’re usually a few weeks old before they even hit the shelves.
California needs to pass legislation allowing anyone to raise chickens for personal egg production.
The interstate commerce clause was originally created to address this sort of trade barrier. Before the constitution states enacted tariffs and other barriers against other states goods. I think California’s egg rules are unconstitutional.
My kids brought home a new twist merging two classics:
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To get to the idiots house on the other side
Knock, knock. (Who's there) The chicken.
“Before the constitution states enacted tariffs and other barriers against other states goods.”
Agreed, but this is neither a tariff nor a barrier.
All states do this to an extent:
States allow dry counties...refusing to allow the import of alcoholic beverages. Or restricting beer to 3.2%.
Tightly regulating the flow and type of tobacco that can be sold.
Regulating whether raw milk products can be sold. Whether fruits and vegetables have to be irradiated or run through a sterile wash before entry.
The laws are myriad.
But once Congress passes a law with sufficient specificity, they all fall away.
If CA was to say a supplier needs to pay a $0.50 tariff on every dozen...or that the import of eggs is not allowed...they would be in violation of the original intent.
Guess it stands to reason. So, would they do a border inspection to see if you’re carrying out of state eggs the way they do for produce?
It is pure processed garbage. And most of it isn’t even from vegetables.
I believe they just look at invoices and shipping docs.
Then only sporadically.
They leave it to the retailers and distributors. Because if they catch one they will make a very harsh example of them.
That’s the way CA enforces all of its laws.
And that’s why there’s no real Rule of Law here.
Jerry Brown and his merry band are the law there.
Isn’t it an exception if the hens are from Mexico and are illegals?
why did the chicken cross the borer. To live in bigger coop.
California also has stricter emissions regs, has for over 30 years -- but that's okay, the US auto industry didn't just knuckle under. /sarc
I'm happy that I can come on FR and know that somebody else thinks the same things I'm thinking.
Just don’t sell them any eggs, watch hundreds of thousands of people lose their jobs when all he breakfast restaurants close.
I get my eggs for free (I guess), I raise my own chickens.
Of course it does cost money to raise and feed them.
Guess someday I MIGHT decide to sit down and calculate costs.
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