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July 15: Judge to hear arguments on wolf delisting

[large thumbnail url=”july-15-judge-to-hear-arguments-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”july-15-judge-to-hear-arguments-on-wolf-delisting” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”27″] According to the Helena Independent Record, Judge Donald Molloy will hear arguments from both sides in order to determine the merits of the case.

A federal court judge in Missoula will hear oral arguments on June 15 on whether gray wolves in Montana and Idaho should be removed from the list of animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.

U.S. District Court Judge Donald Molloy filed the paperwork Friday notifying lawyers on both sides of the case to come before him and answer questions or reiterate their arguments before he decides if wolves should be delisted.

“This is just a hearing on the merits of the case,” said Jenny Harbine, an associate attorney with Earthjustice in Bozeman. “He’ll give the plaintiffs and the federal government an equal amount of time to make their case, then maybe a little less for the states and other organizations…

Read the entire article on the Helenair.com Web site: Judge sets hearing on wolf delisting

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