Judge Won't Halt Calif.'s Force-Fed Foie Gras Sale Ban

Law360, New York (July 18, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday denied a bid by foie gras producers and buyers for a temporary restraining order against a state ban on the sale of food products made from the forced feeding of birds.

U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson denied the plaintiffs' ex parte application for a temporary restraining order after they had argued that the rule was unconstitutional and vague because it did not provide adequate guidance to farmers on how much food they may feed their birds, and because sellers...
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