5th Circ. Won't Rule Yet On Drilling Ban Injunction

Law360, New York (August 17, 2010, 4:06 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has punted back to a district court the government's bid to have the injunction against its May moratorium on deepwater drilling tossed out, ruling it did not have enough information to decide whether the injunction is moot.

A three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday handed down a limited remand to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to determine whether Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has the authority to vacate...
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