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Federal appeals court refuses to reconsider Canadian cattle decision

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] said Friday that it would not reconsider its decision [PDF text; JURIST report] to end a two-year ban on Canadian cattle imports. Earlier this year a group of US cattle ranchers, R-CALF [advocacy website], challenged a USDA regulation [PDF text] that lifted an import ban put in place after Canada discovered its first domestic case of mad cow disease. The Ninth Circuit ruled in July that the judiciary should not intervene with the USDA's determination that it was safe to reopen the border. R-CALF has said that it will consider appealing the decision to the US Supreme Court. AP has more. R-CALF has made case materials available.

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