A consortium of consumer groups, cattlemen’s groups, and public interest
groups oppose reopening the US – Canada border to live cattle importation
into the US. The ban, in place since the first Canadian Mad Cow case appeared
in December 2003, would allow importation of cattle from a nation with
a known prevalence of Bovine Spongeform Encephalopathy (BSE).
Domina Law Group pc llo attorneys David Domina, Michael Stumo, and Claudia Stringfield-Johnson
were called upon by the consortium to serve as appellate counsel to file an
amicus curiae brief before the US Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA.
“The timing of the appellate court’s ruling cannot be predicted
with reasonable certainty,” said Michael Stumo. He continued, “Our
client's position is that no federal administrative agency can ignore
reasonable science and resort to faith-based regulations. We think our
client's position is correct.”
The precise names of the amici parties, and related matters, will be discussed
in future news stories.