Nos. 06-5396, 06-5397.

527 F.3d 181 (2008)

The HUMANE SOCIETY OF the UNITED STATES et al., Appellees v. DIRK KEMPTHORNE et al., Appellants Safari Club International Foundation and Safari Club International, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Decided June 3, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald M. Spritzer, Attorney, United States Department of Justice, argued the cause for the federal appellants. Andrew C. Mergen and M. Alice Thurston, Attorneys, were on brief. R. Craig Lawrence, Assistant United States Attorney, entered an appearance.

Anna M. Seidman argued for Safari Club International and Safari Club International Foundation. Douglas S. Burdin was on brief.

Sanne H. Knudsen argued for the appellees. Brian B. O'Neill, Richard A. Duncan, and Jonathan R. Lovvorn, were on brief. Patricia R. Lane entered an appearance.

Opinion for the court filed by Circuit Judge HENDERSON.


Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the United States Department of the Interior (Secretary), the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the Department of the Interior (Interior) and H. Dale Hall, Director of the FWS (collectively federal appellants), together with the Safari Club International and Safari Club International Foundation (collectively Safari Club), appeal the district court judgment enjoining the FWS "from authorizing the...

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