9th Circ. Keeps Calif. Shark Fin Ban In Place

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 6:04 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday refused to block a California law banning the importation, sale and distribution of shark fins while Chinese-American groups challenged the statute, ruling that the groups were unlikely to succeed on discrimination claims and could not demonstrate irreparable harm.

The Chinatown Neighborhood Association and Asian Americans for Political Advancement failed to show that they could prevail on their equal protection and dormant commerce claims, according to the unanimous decision. The appeals court also found that the groups could only show that some...
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