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Opening Brief – Minerva Dairy

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Joshua P. Thompson

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Joshua Thompson joined Pacific Legal Foundation in August 2007. He primarily litigates cases involving equality under the law, economic liberty, school choice, and coastal land rights. Joshua was raised in … ›

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Wen Fa is an attorney at PLF’s national headquarters. He has litigated numerous direct-rep cases dealing with private property, equality under the law, school choice, economic liberty, and the First … ›

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Anastasia Boden is an attorney in PLF’s Economic Liberty Project, where she challenges anti-competitive licensing laws and laws that restrict freedom of speech. Anastasia’s practice largely consists of representing entrepreneurs … ›

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By Joshua P. Thompson

Opening brief filed in challenge to Wisconsin’s butter taste test

We filed our opening brief in the appeal to our challenge to Wisconsin’s irrational butter grading law. I have written about this case a number of times, but the essence … ›

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By Joshua P. Thompson

Court upholds Wisconsin’s irrational butter grading law

The court ruled against Minerva Dairy’s claims that the Wisconsin butter grading law violates the Constitution.

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By Wen Fa

Court refuses to halt Wisconsin's anti-competitive law on butter … for now

Minerva Dairy is an Ohio-based dairy that has sold its delicious artisanal butter to satisfied consumers in all 50 states Recently, however, Wisconsin began enforcing a law designed to insulate in-state butter makers from competition The law prevents out-of-state butter makers from selling their butter in Wisconsin, unless they go through the cost-prohibitive process of getting their butter graded, designing Wisconsin-specific labels, and developing distributor agreements for Wisconsin-graded butter As a result, consumers in 49 states can buy Minerva butter; consumers in Wisconsin cannot

Minerva Dairy, represented by PLF attorneys, asked a federal court to halt the Wisconsin butter law until the court can fully resolve the constitutional

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