USDA Defends New Meat Labeling Regulations In DC Circ.

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 12:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday defended its revamped country-of-origin labeling rules for meat products and told the D.C. Circuit it should reject arguments put forth by industry groups in the U.S., Mexico and Canada that the regulations violate the First Amendment.

In a 52-page brief, the USDA urged the panel to uphold U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's Sept. 11 decision denying a bid from the meat groups, led by the American Meat Institute, to halt the government from implementing the labeling regulations. The government said...
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Case Information

Case Title

American Meat Institute, et al v. AGRI, et al

Case Number



Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

2891 Agricultural Acts

Date Filed

September 12, 2013

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