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Hybridizing Law: A Policy for Hybridization Under the Endangered Species Act [Abstract]

With the new technologies, many species we are currently protecting could technically be unsuitable for protection based on a rigid interpretation of the ESA. A defined hybrid policy must be adopted, taking into consideration the twin...

Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Savage

The Ninth Circuit reversed in part and vacated in part a lower court decision granting summary judgment for a proposed logging project in areas of the Kootenai National Forest where two threatened species—the Canada lynx and the Cabinet...

A Pendulum Seldom Stops in the Middle: Shifting Views on “Take” of Raptors and Other Migratory Birds

This Comment provides background on the evolution of the expanded reach of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) take prohibition as interpreted in multiple FWS policies, and the contradictions inherent in those policies. To illustrate...

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...

Western Watersheds Project v. USDA Aphis Wildlife Services

A district court granted environmental groups' motion for summary judgment and required USDA's Wildlife Services to conduct a more thorough analysis of the potential impacts of its predator-killing operations before expanding those...

Minimum Size Restrictions Are a Problem for Fisheries, Is Litigation the Solution?

Fisheries are tightly regulated under the broad Magnuson-Stevens Act, yet fish stocks widely remain either stagnant or in decline. Current management tools are failing to ensure that fish populations maintain the reproductive capacity...

California Cattlemen's Ass'n v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service

A district court denied motions to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the federal designation of over 1.8 million acres in the Sierra Nevada mountains as critical habitat for three amphibian species. Associations representing California...

Sierra Club v. United States Department of the Interior

The Fourth Circuit, in an unpublished decision, vacated FWS' incidental take statement that authorized a pipeline project along the Atlantic coast to take certain threatened or endangered species. The limits set by the agency were so...

Desert Survivors v. U.S. Department of the Interior

A district court held that FWS' decision to withdraw its proposed listing of the "bi-state sage grouse" as threatened under the ESA was arbitrary and capricious. FWS recognized that one of the studies it relied on was questionable. In...

Kuehl v. Sellner

The Eighth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision that a zoo violated the ESA due to its mistreatment of endangered lemurs and tigers. On appeal, the zoo argued that the animal rights activists who filed the suit lacked standing. The...

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