JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller also scheduled an April 24 hearing on Louisiana's request for a longer-lasting order called a preliminary injunction. "The temporary restraining order is the first step in protecting Louisiana's alligator industry, which creates jobs, supports our economy and contributes to much-needed coastal restoration efforts," Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a news release Friday from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Both sides agreed to the temporary order, the California federal judge wrote. It was signed Sunday and made public Monday in online court recor
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