Supreme Court won't touch foie gras ban

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Posted: Oct 14, 2014 9:41 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing California to continue enforcing a law that bans the sale of foie gras.

The justices on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the law from producers of the delicacy in New York and Canada.

Foie gras is the fatty liver of a force-fed duck. The California law bars state farmers from force-feeding birds with a tube, the way foie gras is made. The law also bans the sale of foie gras in California.

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Lower courts in California earlier dismissed efforts to block the law from being enforced.

The case is Association des Eleveurs du Quebec, 13-1313.