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AMI, Co-Plaintiffs File Supplemental Brief In COOL Case Today.

Monday, April 21, 2014

(American Meat Institute)

The American Meat Institute (AMI) and its co-plaintiffs filed a supplemental brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding its request for a preliminary injunction to block USDA's May 2013 mandatory country-of-origin labeling rule. 

 AMI's original request for a preliminary injunction was denied, as was a subsequent appeal to a three-judge panel.  However, because of the significance of the First Amendment question at issue in the case the panel recommended that the matter be reheard en banc and the full court agreed.  The en banc oral argument will be heard May 19.  The central question in the en banc hearing is the legal standard the government must satisfy when it compels commercial disclosures.   

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