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Ninth Circuit says district court overstated risk of mad cow disease from Canada beef

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] released an opinion [PDF] Monday explaining its July 14 reversal [JURIST report] of a ban on importing Canadian cattle enacted two years ago after Canada discovered its first domestic case of mad cow disease [Wikipedia backgrounder]. The court found that Montana District Court Judge Richard Cebull's March ruling [JURIST report] barring the resumed importation of Canadian cattle erred in declaring [Bloomberg report] that reversing the ban would cause "irreparable economic harm'' and called the original ruling "alarmist" and "overstated". Reuters has more.

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