Polar Bear Trophy Hunters Win Round In ESA Dispute

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A trophy hunting group disputing a ban on importing dead polar bears into the U.S. as a result of the beasts' threatened status under the Endangered Species Act has dodged the government's bid for summary dismissal of its lawsuit, paving the way for further legal arguments.

Judge Emmet G. Sullivan's ruling, issued Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, said plaintiff Safari Club International properly alleged an injury.

“It was a significant victory to get past that stage,” Safari Club attorney Doug...
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