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Calif. egg producers sue again over cage law

1:09 PM, Nov 19, 2012   |    comments
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - California egg farmers have filed another lawsuit against a landmark state law requiring that chickens in cages be able to stand up and stretch their wings without touching the walls of their cages. 

In a lawsuit filed in Fresno County Superior Court on Friday, a group of egg farmers argues Proposition 2 is unconstitutionally vague. They say it's not clear whether it requires that all the chickens in a cage be able to stand up and stretch their wings at the same time or individually. 

Egg farmers have filed two previous suits against the law - one using a similar argument. A federal court judge ruled against them in that case in August. 

The Humane Society of the United States, which sponsored Proposition 2, says the egg producers are "judge shopping."

The Associated Press

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