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No foie gras for you! Supreme Court lets California ban stand
No foie gras for you! Supreme Court lets California ban stand

It looks like California diners will have to go liver-less for a while longer. Tuesday morning the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal that would have overturned the state law forbidding the production and sale of foie gras. Proponents of the fatty duck and goose liver had argued that the ban, which was passed in 2004 and went into effect in 2012, violated federal interstate commerce laws, interfering with the sale of a product across state lines. That argument had been rejected by several lower courts and Tuesday the Supreme Court decided to let those rulings stand. The ban had been challenged by the Hot’s Restaurant Group in California (which includes Hot’s Cantina...

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