Featured CLE Webinar: The Commerce Clause Challenge Before the Supreme Court: Impact on Animal Law, Nov. 14

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022

MassBarEducatesThe Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a constitutional challenge to California's Proposition 12, a law prohibiting the in-state production and sale of certain animal products derived from cruel confinement. The case is virtually certain to have ramifications for the similar Massachusetts Question 3 from 2016, but its potential impacts extend beyond animal protection and reach a significant number of public health, safety and environmental measures, too.

Please join the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Animal Law Practice Group and speaker Kelsey Rinehart Eberly for a discussion of the case and its implications. This program will include a brief background on this ballot measure impacting farmed animals, an explanation of the pork industry's challenge under the dormant Commerce Clause, and a discussion of the potential impact of the court's decision. We will also explore observations and reactions to the oral arguments held on Oct. 11.

Eberly is a clinical lecturer and Abrams fellow at the Media Freedom & Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School. Previously, she was a legislative policy fellow at the Brooks McCormick Jr. Animal Law and Policy Program at Harvard Law School, where she authored a report on the potential impacts of the legal challenge to Proposition 12. 

The Commerce Clause Challenge Before the Supreme Court:
Impact on Animal Law 
Monday, Nov. 14, 5-6 p.m. 
MBA Zoom Webinar 

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This webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required by 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, to participate in this program. After you register with the MBA, please look for an email from MassBar Education with the Webinar ID and Password. The email will be sent before the program.