'Phantom Frog' Fight Tries To Hop To High Court

Law360, New York (July 14, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Weyerhaeuser Co. and other landowners have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Fifth Circuit’s July 2016 ruling upholding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to declare 1,500 acres of private property in Louisiana a refuge for the "phantom" endangered dusky gopher frog.

The timber giant said the FWS overstepped its authority by designating land in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, as a “critical habitat” under the Endangered Species Act that could be used to revive the species, since allegedly none of the creatures live...
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