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United States v. Molt

Citation: 10 ELR 20777
No. No. 79-2409, 631 F.2d 258/(3d Cir., 07/17/1980)

The court reverses appellant's conviction for importation of an endangered species of tortoise, ruling that § 9 of the Endangered Species Act is unconstitutionally vague. Section 9(b)(1) of the Act excepts endangered species held in captivity on December 28, 1973 from the general prohibition against importation....

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