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A 9th Circuit panel tossed California’s ban on private immigration facilities. That could change on appeal | App

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for a private prison company traded arguments with the state of California before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena on Tuesday over a lawsuit challenging state legislation banning private, for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers.

Although no ruling has been made, the outcome of the case could affect the future of the private prison industry in several states beyond California.

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