Pork Checkoff Ruling Overturned
June 3, 2005
June 3, 2005 -- The Supreme Court of the United States has set aside a lower court ruling declaring the pork checkoff unconstitutional and returned the case to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati with instructions to reconsider the case in light of its ruling last week in a similar case involving the beef checkoff, reported the National Pork Board (NPB).
Last week, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 to uphold the constitutionality of the Beef Promotion and Research Act. The similar challenge to the pork checkoff had been on hold at the Supreme Court, awaiting determination of the beef case.
?We believe this is very good news for the majority of pork producers who support the work being done on their behalf through the pork checkoff,? said David Culbertson, NPB president.