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Rancho Viejo, Ltd. Liab. Corp. v. Norton

Citation: 32 ELR 20112
No. No. 1:00-CV-02798 (ESH), (D.D.C., 08/20/2001)

The court holds that the Endangered Species Act's (ESA's) application to private lands in order to protect an endangered species that lives entirely within one state does not violate the U.S. Commerce Clause. The court first holds that the regulated activity in question—construction of a housing development—is economic in nature....

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