Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Journal of Legal Education Publishes Roundtable on Animal Law

The November 2010 issue of the Journal of Legal Education focuses on the emerging area of animal law, featuring a roundtable with young practitioners including Jessica Almy, an associate at Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal.  The roundtable, available online, focuses on challenges to advancing the interests of animals and ways that law schools can help prepare students to become animal lawyers.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Eubanks Invited to Speak at Inaugural Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference

Bill Eubanks will be presenting at the 1st Annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, November 20, on a panel titled The Endangered Species Act: The Many Routes to Protecting Southeastern Species and Habitat through the ESA.  Eubanks will speak again on Sunday, November 21, on a panel titled Rulings from the High Court: What Remedies Are Available to Environmental Plaintiffs After Winter and Monsanto.  More information about the conference can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/apielconference/.

Monday, November 15, 2010

West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel: Litigation Update

The oral argument for the Flying Squirrel case is scheduled on Wednesday, 11/17/2010. On behalf of a coalition of environmental organizations, we had filed a suit in June 2010 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Department of Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), challenging the removal of the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel from any protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and requesting the Court to reinstate the Squirrel’s “endangered species” listing. In brief, we primarily argue that the delisting decision is not based on objective measurable criteria or best available science, as required by the ESA.

All written briefs in the case are complete and the oral hearing is on 11/17/2010 at 10:00 A.M. in Courtroom 24A at the District of Columbia Federal District Courthouse before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan.