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The HSUS v. Kempthorne (Wisconsin wolf killing permit)


Appeals court reviewing whether lower court's judgment finding the permit unlawful under the Endangered Species Act should be vacated in light of the subsequent delisting of the Great Lakes wolf population.


 

Court or Agency: United States District Court for the District of Columbia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
Plaintiff(s): The HSUS, Animal Protection Institute, Friends of Animals and Their Environment (FATE), Help Our Wolves Live (HOWL), Indigenous Environmental Network, Klamath Forest Alliance, RESTORE: The North Woods
Defendant: Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Department of the Interior, and H. Dale Hall, Director U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
HSUS Counsel: Rebecca Judd
Outside Counsel: Faegre & Benson
Status: Briefing on Appeal