Judge Shoots Down Suit Over Deer Hunting In DC Park

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A Washington, D.C., judge on Thursday dismissed a suit protesting plans to cull deer in Rock Creek Park using guns and bows, which plaintiffs claimed violated the National Environmental Policy Act and would turn the park into "a killing field."

Judge Robert L. Wilkins found that the plaintiffs — a group of D.C. residents and animal rights organizations — had misinterpreted both the park's founding statute and the U.S. National Park Service's final environmental impact statement, adding that the administrative record directly contradicts their claims that...
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Case Information

Case Title

GRUNEWALD et al v. JARVIS et al

Case Number



District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


Calendar Committee

Date Filed

October 25, 2012

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