10th Circ. Again Nixes Challenge To Santa Fe Park Rules

Law360, New York (July 24, 2017, 8:29 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Monday affirmed a lower court's determination that a challenge to a U.S. Forest Service action restricting vehicle access in the Santa Fe National Forest couldn't be brought for a second time because the issues of standing that doomed the first suit had already been decided.

In a unanimous, unpublished panel order and judgment, Judge Monroe G. McKay said that issue preclusion — the principle that forbids an entity from litigating an issue again after initially being unsuccessful — prevented the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Alliance from bringing its second suit challenging the vehicle restrictions.

The alliance had...

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