The Oklahoman

Supreme Court leaves in place Puerto Rico cockfighting ban


WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is leaving in place a federal law that bars cockfighting in Puerto Rico. The high court on Tuesday turned away a challenge to the law. Congress in 2018 changed a federal law that had permitted cockfighting in the territory. Individual­s and organizati­ons involved in cockfighting challenged the law, arguing that Congress had exceeded its powers in applying the ban to Puerto Rico. They noted that “cockfighting is deeply ingrained in the island’s history, tradition and culture.”

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