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The HSUS, et al. v. Kempthorne, et al. (Great Lakes Wolf Delisting)

Wildlife protection groups filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to delist the western Great Lakes population of gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act. A federal court in DC ruled in favor of plaintiffs and returned the Great Lakes Wolf population to protected status.


Court or Agency: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Plaintiff(s): The Humane Society of the United States, Help Our Wolves Live, and the Animal Protection Institute
Defendant: Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior; and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
HSUS Counsel: Rebecca Judd and Jonathan Lovvorn
Outside Counsel: Faegre & Benson LLP
Status: Completed

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