Supreme Court Declines Challenge Of Owl Protections

Law360, New York (February 22, 2011, 4:02 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to take up a challenge to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's designation of 8.6 million acres in the Western U.S. as a critical habitat for the Mexican spotted owl.

The high court declined the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association's appeal of a June decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which had affirmed a summary judgment decision in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona in favor of the U.S. Department of the Interior...
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