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Overview of Cases
Anti-lead ammunition activists have entangled the judicial system in an ongoing series of legal battles regarding their lead ammunition ban agenda. This section provides an overview for some of the litigation and legal petitions involving environmental activists that are part of the anti-lead ammunition campaign.
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On Wednesday, the California Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, (the Court) denied a petition brought by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) regarding University of California, Davis’ (UCD) failure to produced documents in response to a public records request. The case, HSUS v. Regents, addresses an issue that is extremely important in the current public debate about lead ammunition. The case is important because it addresses the ability of researchers at publicly funded universities to withhold information related to their own research, even when the results of that research are at the heart of a hotly contested issue.
Flagstaff, AZ -- As part of NRA’s continuing efforts to protect hunters and recreational shooters from special interest groups seeking to restrict or eliminate hunting by banning the use of traditional lead ammunition, the NRA will ask the United States District Court in Arizona to allow the NRA to join in the lawsuit Center for Biological Diversity, et al. v. United States Forest Service.
Washington, D.C. - As part of NRA’s continuing efforts to protect hunters and recreational shooters from special interest groups seeking to restrict or eliminate hunting by banning the use of traditional lead ammunition, the NRA and Safari Club International was granted permission by the United States District Court in Washington, D.C. to intervene in the lawsuit The Trumpeter Swan Society, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al.
California Rifle and Pistol Association Foundation (CRPAF) filed suit against University of California Regents in order to obtain the original data for the Church Study, so its own scientists could independently evaluate the data and determine the validity of claims that there is a causal link between hunters’ use of lead ammunition and health problems in California condors.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a motion to intervene to fight for hunter’s rights in a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) that sought to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban the use, manufacture, processing, and distribution of lead shot, bullets, and fishing sinkers throughout the country.
In a major legal victory, a federal judge ruled in favor of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and threw a lawsuit filed by the environmental group, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) out of US District Court in Phoenix, Arizona.