Full 9th Circ. To Weigh NEPA Suit Intervention Rule

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 2:17 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has elected to consider en banc if a rule barring private parties from intervening in certain environmental cases should be abandoned, as part of a challenge by three recreational groups to join the U.S. Forest Service in a suit over its designation of forest land for motorized recreation vehicle use.

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday issued an order stating that, upon the vote of a majority of nonrecused active judges, the...
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