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February 24, 2011

Never give up

Author:  Damien M. Schiff This week saw a disappointment and a new chance.  On Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied our cert petition in Home Builders Association of Northern California v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service, a challenge to the Service's 850,000 acre critical habitat designation for 15 vernal pool species protect ...

August 09, 2010

Disappointing critical habitat decision

Author:  Damien M. Schiff In Home Builders Association of Northern California v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service, we challenged the Service's 600,000-acre-plus designation of critical habitat for 15 vernal pool species. The case was designed to apply our victory in the Alameda Whipsnake case (under the same case title). Unfortun ...

June 03, 2010

Putting critical habitat on trial

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Next week, I'll be arguing PLF's appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Home Builders Association of Northern California v. United States Fish & Wildlife Service.  The case concerns the Service's near million-acre critical habitat designation for over a dozen vernal pool species ( ...

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