U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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Fifth Circuit dismisses appeal in Bone Cave harvestman Endangered Species Act suit for lack of jurisdiction

May 29, 2020

Click here to view the Fifth Circuit panel decision denying jurisdiction. The court did not reach the merits of whether Congress has authority to regulate this purely intrastate species.

U.S. Chamber files brief in case involving an arachnid known as the Bone Cave harvestman, urging Fifth Circuit to impose limits on federal government’s authority to regulate purely intrastate species under the Endangered Species Act

September 20, 2019

Click here to view the coalition amicus brief. Paul J. Beard II of Alston & Bird LLP served as co-counsel for the amici.

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