There are times when I am very glad I don’t have to preside over cases in California. The idea of spending my time dealing with a ban on foie gras would be more than I can take.
A federal district judge in California was not so lucky. He had to decide whether California’s law banning foie gras ran a fowl of federal law. He said it did. See here. But the “ducks are us” crowd promise an appeal. See here.
This controversy reminds me that some things are more important than others. To wit:
The French delicacy Foie Gras is obtained by removing baby geese from their families, terrifying them and making them lead miserable, sordid existences against their will before finally allowing them to be slaughtered in cold blood at a very young age, by which point death is almost certainly the best option for them anyway.
Still, what’s good for the goose is good for Uganda.*