Off and On… (Judge Molloy Holds Hearings)

Hi Everyone,

I’m going to be off and on the puter for the next two weeks. I won’t be able to answer many of your comments but please feel free to continue to visit. I will be posting wolf news as often as possible. I’m taking a little down time to re-charge my batteries but I’ll be thinking about all of you and of course my passion, the wolves.

We’re  all waiting for Judge Molloy’s decision.  I hope it comes quickly in favor of wolves. Congress betrayed gray wolves and the ESA by slipping the sneaky rider into a must pass appropriations bill.  The anti-wolf forces were losing in court so they did an end-run around the ESA. No endangered species is safe from that kind of political meddling. Who’s next? Grizzlies? Salmon? Any species that gets in the way of someone’s agenda.

Don’t forget to visit Howl Across America to plan or join a rally for wolves.

For the wolves, For the wild ones,



Conservation groups ask judge to overturn Congressional action on wolves

Posted: Jul 26, 2011 1:44 PM by Dennis Bragg (KPAX/KAJ Media Center)

MISSOULA- Attorneys for conservation groups are accusing Congress of taking a “politically expedient shortcut” to take Northern Rockies wolves off the Endangered Species List. And they want U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy to say that step was unconstitutional.

That was the essence of an extremely detailed legal argument in Molloy’s Missoula courtroom Tuesday morning, where the judge must decide whether a Congressional rider last April is allowable.

The rider, known as Section 1713, was an 11th hour attachment to a government spending bill, which made an exception for gray wolves in Idaho and Montana, once more knocking the wolves off the Endangered Species List.

However, Alliance for the Wild Rockies and other groups accuse the government of violating the Separation of Powers Doctrine, which dictates the relationship between Congress, the courts and the Executive Branch. They maintain Section 1713 is a case of Congress “directing the court”, ordering de-listing even as appeals are still pending of Molloy’s August 2010 decision which put the wolves back under ESA.

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Posted in: Wolf Wars

Tags: Judge Molloy, 1713, unconstitutional rider, howling for justice, Northern Rockies

Published in: on July 26, 2011 at 9:46 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Does anybody know if Judge Molley made the decision yet? I’m starting to get really impatiant about this. I hope he chooses in favor of the environmentalists (and the wolves).


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