- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri attorney general is reviewing options for a continued legal fight against California after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging its egg laws.

A spokesman for Attorney General Chris Koster said Friday that he disagrees with the judge’s ruling that Missouri lacks the legal standing to challenge the California law.

U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller dismissed Koster’s lawsuit Thursday and barred him from re-filing it.

A California law requires hens to be raised with enough space to stretch out and fully extend their limbs. A law taking effect in 2015 bans the sale of eggs in California from any hens that weren’t raised that way.

Koster’s lawsuit says the California law infringes on interstate commerce protections in the U.S. Constitution by effectively imposing new requirements on out-of-state farmers.



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