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Judge Denies Request to Halt California Foie Gras Ban

Yesterday, Los Angeles federal judge Stephen Wilson denied a request from restaurateurs and foie producers to stop the enforcement of the state's controversial foie gras ban, a battle that continues to rage on and even went international. This lawsuit was filed back in July just after the ban went into effect, claiming that the law unfairly places the burden of figuring out exactly which duck products are banned on the restaurant or distributor.

Yesterday's injunction was an attempt to suspend the ban — this just months after the judge denied a temporary restraining order on enforcement of the ban. Now, according to Inside Scoop SF, this whole thing may or may not go to trial — the California Attorney General's office has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

So in the meantime, yes, foie gras is still banned in California. But, hey, at least there are still plenty of loopholes on the ban that might not really be enforced anyway.

· Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction For Foie Gras Ban [ISSF]
· All Foie Gras Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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