Court of Appeals Explains Its Border Decision
July 29, 2005
July 29, 2005 -- A federal judge overstated the potential harm of allowing limited shipments of Canadian cattle into the United States after mad cow disease was found in Canada, an appeals court panel concluded in documents released on Monday.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull erred in issuing a preliminary injunction that stalled a government plan to resume cattle trade with Canada for the first time since May 2003.
The judges had overturned the injunction on July 14 in a brief order that allowed shipments to resume, but they didn't release the 54-page opinion outlining their reasons until July 25.
The full decision can be found at: http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/.