U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status

Docket Number


2022 Term


Questions Presented

Whether the Commerce Clause permits a State to impose penalties on imports of a product solely on ac-count of objections to the way it was produced in an-other State, in the absence of any material effects within the importing State.

Case Updates

Supreme Court rejects constitutional challenge to California law burdening nationwide meat production

May 11, 2023

The Court held that the Commerce Clause does not prohibit state laws with merely extraterritorial effects, and that the challengers’ alternative Pike balancing claim failed.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to hold that California’s Proposition 12 constitutes extraterritorial regulation of out-of-state meat production and violates the Commerce Clause

June 17, 2022

Click here to view the amicus brief. Michael W. McConnell, Steffen N. Johnson, Paul N. Harold, and G. Edward Powell III of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.

The Chamber previously filed briefs in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

Case Documents