FOIA Documents Allowed In Sage-Grouse Suit

Law360, New York (November 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a court battle contesting the government's decision to keep the Gunnison sage-grouse off the endangered species list, a district judge has ruled that 30 documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request should be entered into the record, but an ethics investigation of a former U.S. Department of the Interior official should not.

U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday filed a final memorandum and opinion pertaining to the disputed documents, which the...
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