Confidential Hen Info

A federal court must reexamine evidence in a dispute over whether information about the living conditions of hens on egg farms is confidential and exempt from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, the Ninth Circuit ruled, because the Supreme Court’s ruling in Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media rewrote the definition for the term “confidential.”

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Ninth Circuit Won’t Revive Fight Against Hunting in Alaska Refuges

The Ninth Circuit dismissed an attempt by a wildlife conservation group to attack a statute the Trump administration has used to undo several Obama-era environmental regulations – in this case, involving hunting in wildlife refuges in Alaska. 

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Autopsy Dispute

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling against U.S. Open tennis referee Lois Goodman on her claim against a Los Angeles County medical examiner who incorrectly classified her husband’s death as a homicide, leading to her arrest and prosecution. The district attorney dropped the charges after two independent experts ruled the death accidental and found the autopsy report extremely below standard. 

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