Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
David M. Schnorrenberg argued the cause for appellant. With him on the briefs were Richard T. Seymour, Teresa A. Ferrante, Stephon J. Bowens, Marcus Jimison, J. Michael Klise and Matthew C. Hans. Julie Nepveu and Julie L. Gantz entered appearances.
Alexander J. Pires, Jr. argued the cause for appellees Freddie Jones, et al. With him on the brief was Phillip L. Fraas.
Robert M. Loeb, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, argued the cause for appellee Dan Glickman, Secretary, The United States Department of Agriculture. With him on the brief were David W. Ogden, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Marleigh Dover, Special Counsel, and Wilma A. Lewis, U.S. Attorney.
Before: SENTELLE, ROGERS and TATEL, Circuit Judges.
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
Opinion for the Court filed by Circuit Judge ROGERS.
ROGERS, Circuit Judge:
Leonard C. Cooper appeals the district court's order approving a consent decree settling lawsuits brought by a class of approximately 20,000 African-American farmers, of which Mr. Cooper is a member, against the United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA").1 See Pigford v. Glickman, 185 F.R.D...
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