Calif. Tells 9th Circ. To OK Private Immigration Detention Ban

Law360 (February 9, 2021, 3:08 PM EST) -- The state of California asked the Ninth Circuit to sign off on its forthcoming ban on private immigration detention facilities, saying the ban will be applied equally to government contractors and that federal law doesn't preempt it.

In response to an appeal from prison operator GEO Group, which lost its case to have the ban struck down in the lower district court, the state attorney general said Monday the company has no standing to sue, as it would fall under an exemption to the ban until 2024.

"Plaintiffs cannot show any actual or imminent injury resulting from the enforcement of AB 32,"...

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