The Tucson Herpetological Society v. Salazar Decision and Its Progeny: A Move away from Blind Deference to Agency Decision-Making
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With its 2009 decision in Tucson Herpetological Society v. Salazar, 566 F.3d 870 (9th Cir. 2009), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit signaled that courts should not blindly defer to scientific decisions made by federal agencies when those agencies fail to adequately explain or justify those decisions.
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