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Criminal violations, §11(b)

United States v. Charette

The Ninth Circuit vacated a lower court's conviction of a man in Montana for killing a threatened grizzly bear in violation of the ESA. The man claimed that he was acting in self-defense when he killed the bear behind his home in May...

United States v. McKittrick

The court upholds a hunter's conviction for taking and possessing a gray wolf in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and transporting the gray wolf in violation of the Lacey Act. The hunter shot and killed a gray wolf that...

United States v. Clavette

The court holds that a hunter convicted of killing a grizzly bear without a permit in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) §9(a)(1)(G) was not entitled to a jury trial. The court first holds that the offense was a petty offense...