Monday, June 17, 2013

U.S. Forest Service v. Pacific Rivers Council

Jun 17: In the U.S. Supreme Court, Case No. 12-623. In a brief Summary Disposition, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order stating, "The motion of respondent Pacific Rivers Council to vacate the judgment below and dismiss as moot is granted. The judgment below is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with directions that it instruct the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California to dismiss the case as moot in its entirety." The High Court dismissed a the case [See WIMS 6/21/12] which had said the Forest Service's EIS inadequate after the Pacific Rivers Council abandoned its claim against the  Forest Service.
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