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Court vacates preliminary injunction against Mississippi AG's subpoena in Google case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated apreliminary injunctionissued by a federal court prohibiting Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood IIIfrom bringing a civil or criminal charge against 's

In 2015, Google filed a case at the district court tochallenge a subpoena by the attorney general alleging violation of Mississippilaws by allowing other parties to carry out illegal activities on its websites.

According to an April 8 court filing, the appeals courtconcluded that the district court erred in granting injunctive relief to Googlebecause neither the issuance of the non-self-executing administrative subpoenanor the possibility of some future enforcement action created an imminentthreat of irreparable injury ripe for adjudication.

The appeals court ordered the case to be remanded withinstructions to dismiss.