Federal Judge Rules California Gator Ban Violates Federal Laws

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California will not be able to enforce its ban on selling alligator products for now. A federal judge ruled that the ban probably violates federal laws and says the state cannot enforce it while various legal challenges remain in court. The state is being sued by Louisiana and companies in California, Florida and Texas over its ban on the import and sale of alligator products. The ruling follows a temporary order that halted enforcement in December.