9th Circ. Rejects Bid To Import Polar Bear Trophies

Law360, New York (September 8, 2009, 1:18 PM EDT) -- A circuit panel has denied hunting group Conservation Force Inc.'s appeal seeking permission to import polar bear trophies, in one member case of a multidistrict litigation against the U.S. Department of the Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service over federal protections for the bear.

A three-judge panel ruled Friday that Conservation Force, as an intervenor in the district case, lacked standing to challenge several district court orders relating to the importation of such trophies, in a memorandum filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
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