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Recent Supreme Court Decision Could Impact Small Businesses

May 22, 2023


In a ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for small businesses across the nation, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld California’s Proposition 12 in the case of National Pork Producers Council v. Ross. This decision may impose additional regulatory burdens on small businesses operating outside of California, according to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

The NFIB, which had filed an amicus brief advocating against the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in the case, expressed deep disappointment over this decision. The organization had hoped the Court would reinforce the precedent of the Commerce Clause, preventing California from enforcing a law with implications for small businesses throughout the country.

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