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Federal Judge Deals Setback to Group Trying to Overturn California Ban on Shark Fin Soup

Published 01/03/13
By Steve Harmon, Bay Area News Group

A federal judge on Wednesday (Jan. 3) denied an attempt to delay implementation of California's law banning shark fin soup, dealing a blow to Chinese restaurant owners and community advocates who argue that the ban is discriminatory and harmful to cultural traditions. U.S. District Court Judge Phyllis Hamilton ruled that there is little likelihood of success for the lawsuit, and the plaintiffs had failed to raise enough "serious questions" to merit a suspension of the law, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed in 2011.

Link: ContraCostaTimes.com

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