Minerva Dairy, Inc. v. Harsdorf, 905 F.3d 1047 (7th Cir. 2018); Minerva Dairy is an Ohio-based, family-owned dairy company that produces, among other products, Amish-style butters in small, slow-churned batches using fresh milk supplied by pasture-raised cows. Minerva challenges Wisconsin’s butter-grading requirement as a violation of the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause, and the dormant Commerce Clause. The district court granted summary judgment to the state defendants, holding that the Wisconsin statute is rationally related to the state’s legitimate interest in consumer protection and does not discriminate against out-of-state businesses. We agree with the district court’s analysis and, therefore, we affirm the judgment.
CONSERVATION CONGRESS, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES FOREST SERVICE, Defendant., No. 218CV02404JAMCKD, 2018 WL 5629335, (E.D. Cal. Oct. 30, 2018) In late 2017, the Cove Fire blazed through thousands of acres in the Modoc National Forest. Following the fire, Defendant United States Forest Service (the “Forest Service”) developed and implemented the Cove Fire Salvage and Restoration Project (the “Project”) to remove fire-damaged trees in the area. Before this Court is Plaintiff Conservation Congress’s Motion for a Preliminary Injunction challenging the Project. Conservation Congress seeks an Order from this Court ordering the Forest Service to conduct additional surveys prior to logging, designate habitat, and prohibit activities that impact habitat. The Forest Service opposes this Motion. For the reasons set forth below, the Court denies Plaintiff’s Motion.
Notice of intent
: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA:
We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to reestablish the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health for a 2-year period. The Secretary has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. Info HERE