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Taking, possessing, or offering to sell migratory birds or bird parts, 16 U.S.C. §703

Friends of Animals v. Clay

The Second Circuit upheld a "depredation permit" FWS issued to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorizing the emergency "take" of migratory birds that threaten to interfere with aircraft at the John F. Kennedy...

Humane Soc'y of the United States v. Glickman

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) §703 when, without a permit from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), it killed Canada geese during the implementation of its...

Atlantic States Legal Found. v. Babbitt

The court holds that Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity bars an environmental group's suit against a state environmental agency challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's grant of a migratory bird depredation permit to the...

United States v. Corrow

The court upholds a defendant's convictions under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) for illegally trafficking a ceremonial Navajo mask and possessing protected...

Newton County Wildlife Ass'n v. U.S. Forest Serv.

The court affirms a district court's orders denying environmental groups' motions to enjoin timber sales as violative of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (WSRA) and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The court first holds that the...