U.S. court asked to dismiss cattle ranchers' case

CANADA - An appeal by a U.S. ranchers' group attempting to stop some Canadian cattle from crossing the border could be dead before it even begins.
calendar icon 21 September 2006
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed a motion in the Court of Appeals asking it to agree with a lower court's ruling without hearing all the evidence.

The motion says that judges at the Appeals Court have already rejected the attempt by the Montana-based lobby group Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund (R-CALF) to keep America's borders firmly closed to Canadian cattle based on the country's cases of mad cow disease.

"All of the issues ... have already been considered and rejected by this Court,'' it reads.

"The rule at issue is unchanged, as are the relevant facts and law.''

Source: CTV.CA

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