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Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
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Arizona Cattle Growers’ Ass’n v. Salazar

Petition for certiorari denied on February 22, 2011

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Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-454 9th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2010

Issue: 1) Whether the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) was required to analyze and consider all of the economic impacts that result from designating a particular area as a "critical habitat" under § 4(b)(2) of the Endangered Species Act, including impacts that also may be related to the species being listed as "threatened" or "endangered"; and 2) whether it is lawful for a court to substitute its own rationale for the rationale provided by the FWS to affirm the agency's determination that a particular area, designated as a "critical habitat," is occupied by a threatened or endangered species.

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