Supreme Court saves California’s bacon with this ruling

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Left-wing activists, abetted by Democrat senators, continue to fling manufactured ethics controversies at the Supreme Court. Their latest demands call for probes of individual justices and the creation of a judicial morals watchdog, which follow earlier proposals to pack the court to change its ideological direction. 

Even as they fend off this latest assault, justices recently displayed again that they defy the left’s cartoonish portrayal of them as simple partisans. Even though the case they decided focused on tiny piglets, it involved far more significant questions about the proper role of the courts in a system of divided government.

In National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, the court faced the latest in California’s endless drive to regulate every jot-and-tittle of business and the environment. In 2018, with the support of almost two-thirds of the voters, California adopted an animal rights measure that prohibits the sale of pork – no matter its origin – unless farmers obeyed Sacramento’s breeding standards.

The Supreme Court is seen at sundown in Washington, on Nov. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

While California represents about 12 percent of the U.S. population and 14.5 percent of the economy, it

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