Monday, December 22, 2014

San Luis v. Locke (9th Cir. - Dec. 22, 2014)

It's got an 11-page, single-spaced caption!  It's got a four-page "Table of Contents"!  It's 80 single-spaced pages long!  It ends with a two-page "Glossary of Terms"!  It's an environmental case about whether the National Marine Fisheries Service ("NMFS") properly complied with the Administrative Procedures Act ("APA") when it developed its Biological Opinion ("BiOp") to evaluate under the Endangered Species Act ("ESA") the impact of the plans of the Department of Interior's Bureau of Reclamation ("Reclamation") to extract water in California's Central Valley to the possible detriment of the "Delta's endangered Salmonids"!

I can't pitch today's opinion by Judge Tallman any better than that.