Trumpeter Swan Society v. EPA

United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Court of Appeals Docket #: 13-5228
Docketed: 07/24/2013
Termed: 12/23/2014
Nature of Suit: 2893 Environmental Matters
Trumpeter Swan Society, et al v. EPA, et al
Appeal From: United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Summary/Issues: Environmental; Challenges EPA decision not to initiate rulemaking procedure for lead ammunition.

Filing DateFiling PartyDocument Description
Circuit Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia
12/23/2014CourtOrder re Courts Own Motion to Withhold Issuance of Mandate
12/23/2014CourtOpinion
12/23/2014CourtJudgment
10/24/2014CourtOral Argument Held
10/17/2014CourtFORM 72 submitted by arguing attorney, Jennifer S. Neumann, on behalf of Appellees EPA and Gina McCarthy.
10/17/2014CourtFORM 72 submitted by arguing attorney, Christopher L. Bell, on behalf of Appellee National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.
10/17/2014CourtFORM 72 submitted by arguing attorney, William John Snape, III, on behalf of Appellants Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council.
10/14/2014CourtOrder Amending Time Allocated for Oral Argument
10/10/2014CourtOrder Allocating Time for Oral Argument
7/16/2014CourtOrder Setting Oral Argument for October 24, 2014
4/28/2014AppelleeAppellees Letter to Court Requesting Court Avoid Setting Oral Argument on October 16-17, 2014
4/3/2014AppellantCorrected Final Opening Brief of Appellants
4/2/2014AppellantFinal Reply Brief of Appellants
4/2/2014CourtINCORRECT DOCKET ENTRY-DISREGARD-corrected brief filed-APPELLANT FINAL BRIEF [1486693] filed by Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council [Service Date: 04/02/2014 ] Length of Brief: 8,057 words.
4/1/2014IntervenorFinal Joint Brief of Intervenor-Appellees National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. et al
3/27/2014AppelleeFinal Brief for the Federal Defendants-Appellees
3/25/2014AppellantJoint Appendix
3/19/2014AppellantERRATA FILED [1484417] by Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council to Appellant/Petitioner reply brief [1484323-2] . Reason for errata: Counsel inadvertantly failed to denote the authorities principally relied on in brief.
3/18/2014AppellantReply Brief of Appellants
2/20/2014CourtCLERK’S ORDER filed [1480745] granting appellants’ unopposed motion to extend time to file the reply brief and deferred appendix [1480419-2], The following revised briefing schedule will now apply: APPELLANT Reply Brief due 03/18/2014. DEFERRED APPENDIX due 03/25/2014. Final Briefs due 04/08/2014.
2/18/2014AppellantUnopposed Motion for 14-Day Extension of Time to File Reply Brief and Deferred Appendix
2/18/2014IntervenorJoint Brief of Intervenor-Appellees National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. et al.
2/3/2014AppelleeBrief for the Federal Defendants-Appellees
12/17/2013CourtOrder Granting Unopposed Motion for 35-Day Extension of Time to File Response Briefs
12/15/2013AppelleeUnopposed Motion for 35-Day Extension of Time to File Response Briefs
11/27/2013AppellantOpening Brief of Appellants
10/15/2013CourtCLERK’S ORDER filed [1461338] setting briefing schedule: APPELLANT Brief due 11/29/2013. APPELLEE Brief due on 12/30/2013. INTERVENOR-APPELLEE Brief due on 01/14/2014. APPELLANT Reply Brief due 01/28/2014. Deferred Appendix due 02/04/2014. Final Briefs due 02/18/2014.
10/11/2013CourtCLERK’S ORDER filed [1460876] discharging order to show cause [1457653-3]; directing that intervenors-appellees be limited to one joint brief, not to exceed 8,750 words.
10/11/2013IntervenorIntervenor-Appellees’ Joint Response to Order to Show Cause Regarding Joint Briefing
9/20/2013CourtOrder Requesting Intervenor to Show Cause Why They Should Not Be Limited To Joint Brief
9/3/2013AppellantENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1454653] by William J. Snape III and co-counsel Adam Keats on behalf of Appellants Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council.
8/23/2013IntervenorIntervenor-Appellees’ Joint Certificate as to Parties, Rulings, and Related Cases
8/23/2013AppellantStatement of Intent to Utilize Deferred Joint Appendix
8/23/2013AppellantAMENDED CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE [1453367] to statement [1453365-2], certificate [1453193-2], certificate [1453079-2], record [1453077-2], report status of transcript (interim) [1453074-2], report status of transcript (final) [1453074-3], notice [1453073-2], statement [1453072-2], statement [1453070-2] filed by Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council.
8/23/2013AppellantINCORRECT DOCKET ENTRY-DISREGARD-corrected document filed-STATEMENT OF INTENT REGARDING APPENDIX DEFERRAL FILED [1453365] by Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council [Service Date: 08/23/2013 ] Intent: AppxDeferred
8/23/2013AppelleeFederal Defendants-Appellees’ Certificate as to Parties, Rulings, and Related Cases
8/22/2013AppellantCERTIFICATE OF SERVICE [1453079] to record [1453077-2], report status of transcript (interim) [1453074-2], notice [1453073-2], statement [1453072-2], statement [1453070-2] filed by Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council. [13-5228] (Snape, William)
8/22/2013AppellantUnderlying Decision From Which Appeal or Petition Arises
8/22/2013CourtMODIFIED DOCKET TEXT–TRANSCRIPT STATUS REPORT [1453074] by Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council [Service Date: 08/22/2013 ]. Status of Transcripts: Final – All transcripts needed for the appeal have been completed and received.
8/22/2013CourtENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1453073] by William J. Snape, III and co-counsel Adam Keats (pending) on behalf of Appellants Cascades Raptor Center, Center for Biological Diversity, Loon Lake Loon Association, Preserve Our Wildlife Organization, Tennessee Ornithological Society, Trumpeter Swan Society and Western Nebraska Resources Council.
8/22/2013AppellantAppellants Civil Docketing Statement
8/22/2013AppellantStatement of Issues To Be Raised
8/22/2013CourtENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1453069] by Christopher A. Conte on behalf of Appellee National Rifle Association of America.
8/22/2013AppellantCertificate As To Parties, Rulings, and Related Cases
8/21/2013AppelleeENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1452843] by Robert N. Steinwurtzel and co-counsel Michael S. Snarr Thomas Edward Hogan on behalf of Appellee Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc..
8/19/2013AppelleeENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1452312] by Anna M. Seidman on behalf of Appellee Safari Club International.
8/12/2013AppelleeENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1451262] by Roger R. Martella, Jr. and co-counsel Christopher L. Bell on behalf of Appellee National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc..
8/5/2013AppelleeENTRY OF APPEARANCE filed [1450051] by Jennifer Scheller Neumann and co-counsel David Gunter on behalf of Appellees EPA and Gina McCarthy.
7/24/2013CourtCLERK’S AMENDED ORDER filed [1448297] directing party to file initial submissions: APPELLANT docketing statement due 08/23/2013. APPELLANT certificate as to parties, etc. due 08/23/2013. APPELLANT statement of issues due 08/23/2013. APPELLANT underlying decision due 08/23/2013. APPELLANT deferred appendix statement due 08/23/2013. APPELLANT notice of appearance due 08/23/2013. APPELLANT transcript status report due 08/23/2013. APPELLANT procedural motions due 08/23/2013. APPELLANT dispositive motions due 09/09/2013; directing party to file initial submissions: APPELLEE certificate as to parties, etc. due 08/23/2013. APPELLEE entry of appearance due 08/23/2013. APPELLEE procedural motions due 08/23/2013. APPELLEE dispositive motions due 09/09/2013
7/24/2013CourtScheduling Order
7/24/2013AppellantNOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to Order on Motion to Dismiss
7/24/2013CourtUS CIVIL CASE docketed.
 USDC District of Columbia
7.26.2013CourtUSCA Case Number 13-5228 for 43 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by CASCADES RAPTOR CENTER, TENNESSEE ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, TRUMPETER SWAN SOCIETY, PRESERVE OUR WILDLIFE ORGANIZATION, LOON LAKE LOON ASSOCIATION, CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, WESTERN NEBRASKA RESOURCES COUNCIL. (jf, ) (Entered: 07/26/2013)
7.23.2013PlaintiffTransmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed, and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals.
7.22.2013CourtORDER granting 25 , 26 , 27 , and 28 defendants’ and defendant-intervenors’ motions to dismiss.
7.22.2013PlaintiffNOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to Order on Motion to Dismiss
7.9.2013PlaintiffsNOTICE of Request for Entry of Judgment
5.23.2013CourtMinute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan.Motion Hearing held on 5/23/2013 re 28 MOTION to Dismiss filed by NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL, 27 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by LISA P. JACKSON, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, 25 MOTION to Dismiss filed by NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC., and 26 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC. (Court Reporter SUSAN TYNER.) (mac) (Entered: 05/24/2013)
5.23.2013CourtMINUTE ORDER. For the reasons stated on the record during the hearing held on May 23, 2013, the Court hereby grants 25, 26, 27 , and 28 defendants ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY and LISA P. JACKSON and defendant-intervenors NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC, ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION, and SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL motions to dismiss the amended complaint. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on May 23, 2013. (lcegs1) (Entered: 05/23/2013)
5.22.2013Intervenor NSSFRESPONSE re 37 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY, filed by NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC
5.22.2013DefendantsRESPONSE re 37 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY, filed by LISA P. JACKSON, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.
5.22.2013Intervenor NSSFENTERED IN ERROR…..NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC.
5.22.2013DefendantsENTERED IN ERROR…..NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by LISA P. JACKSON, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENC
5.22.2013CourtSet/Reset Deadlines: government response to plaintiffs’ notice of supplemental authority due by 12:00 p.m. on 5/22/2013 (clv, ) (Entered: 05/22/2013)
5.21.2013CourtMINUTE ORDER. The Court, sua sponte, orders the government to respond to [37] plaintiffs’ notice of supplemental authority by no later than 12:00 p.m. on May 22, 2013. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on May 21, 2013. (lcegs1) (Entered: 05/21/2013)
5.20.2013PlaintiffsNOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY
5.13.2013DefendantsNOTICE OF SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL by Justin D. Heminger on behalf of LISA P. JACKSON, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Substituting for attorney Madeline Fleisher
4.23.2013CourtSet/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing set for 5/23/2013 02:00 PM in Courtroom 24A before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (clv, ) (Entered: 04/23/2013)
4.22.2013CourtMINUTE ORDER. The Court, sua sponte, schedules a hearing on [25] , [26], [27], [28] defendant and defendant-intervenors’ motions to dismiss the amended complaint. The hearing will take place on May 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 24A. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on April 22, 2013. (lcegs1) (Entered: 04/22/2013)
9.25.2012CourtNOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: re [35] Reply to opposition to Motion was entered corrected to reflect that the opposition was to entry number [25] not [27] (jeb, ) (Entered: 09/25/2012)
9.25.2012Intervenor NSSFREPLY to opposition to motion re 25 MOTION to Dismiss by NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC
9.25.2012CourtNOTICE OF ERROR re [34] Reply to opposition to Motion; emailed to jwedeking@sidley.com, cc’d 15 associated attorneys — The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Please refile document, 2. Document needs to be refiled by signing attorney login/password (zjf, ) (Entered: 09/25/2012)
9.25.2012CourtNOTICE OF ERROR re [34] Reply to opposition to Motion; emailed to jwedeking@sidley.com, cc’d 15 associated attorneys — The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Invalid attorney signature, 2. Please refile document, 3. Filing attorney not listed on the docket or no appearance (zjf, ) (Entered: 09/25/2012)
9.24.2012CourtENTERED IN ERROR…..REPLY to opposition to motion re [25] MOTION to Dismiss filed by NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC.. (Wedeking, James) Modified on 9/25/2012 (zjf, ). (Entered: 09/24/2012)
9.24.2012Intervenor Assoc. of Battery RecyclersREPLY to opposition to motion re 26 MOTION to Dismiss filed by ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC.
9.24.2012DefendantsREPLY to opposition to motion re 27 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim filed by ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, LISA P. JACKSON
9.20.2012Intervenor NRA/SCIREPLY to opposition to motion re [28] MOTION to Dismiss filed by NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
9.13.2012PlaintiffsMemorandum in opposition to Motions to Dismiss
9.4.2012Intervenor NSSFNOTICE of Appearance by Christopher L. Bell on behalf of NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION, INC.
8.31.2012Intervenor NRA/ SCIMOTION to Dismiss by NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
8.31.2012DefendantsMOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction, MOTION to Dismiss for Failure to State a Claim by ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, LISA P. JACKSON
8.30.2012Intervenor Assoc. of Battery RecyclersMOTION to Dismiss by ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC.
8.30.2012Intervenor NSSFMotion to Dismiss Plaintiffs’ Complaint
7.31.2012Intervenor SCILCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
7.31.2012Intervenor NRALCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
7.31.2012CourtMINUTE ORDER granting [22] National Rifle Association of America and Safari Club International’s unopposed motion to intervene. It is FURTHER ORDERED that defendant-intervenors National Rifle Association of America and Safari Club International shall respond to the amended complaint on or before the date on which defendants and the other defendant-intervenors are required to respond. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on July 31, 2012. (lcegs6) (Entered: 07/31/2012)
7.30.2012Intervenor NRA and SCIMOTION to Intervene by NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL
7.13.2012CourtMINUTE ORDER granting [17] Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc.’s unopposed motion to intervene. It is FURTHER ORDERED that defendant-intervenor Association of Battery Recyclers, Inc. shall respond to the complaint on or before the date on which defendants and defendant-intervenor National Shooting Sports Foundation are required to respond. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on July 13, 2012. (lcegs6) (Entered: 07/13/2012)
7.13.2012CourtNOTICE OF ERROR re [17] Motion to Intervene; emailed to rsteinwurtzel@bakerlaw.com, cc’d 11 associated attorneys — The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Counsel is reminded any filings requiring adding parties are to be sent the generic ecf e-mail accou (jf, ) (Entered: 07/13/2012)
7.12.2012Intervenor Assoc. of Battery RecyclersNOTICE of Appearance by Michael Steven Snarr on behalf of ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC.
7.12.2012Intervenor Assoc. of Battery RecyclersNOTICE of Appearance by Robert N. Steinwurtzel on behalf of ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC.
7.12.2012Intervenor Assoc. of Battery RecyclersNOTICE of Appearance by Thomas Edward Hogan on behalf of ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC.
7.12.2012Intervenor Assoc. of Battery RecyclersLCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC.
7.12.2012Intervenor Assoc. of Battery RecyclersUnopposed MOTION to Intervene by ASSOCIATION OF BATTERY RECYCLERS, INC.
7.11.2012PlaintiffsRETURN OF SERVICE AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint a to the United States Attorney date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7.2.2012
7.11.2012PlaintiffsRETURN OF SERVICE AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07.2.2012
7.11.2012PlaintiffsRETURN OF SERVICE AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. LISA P. JACKSON served on 6.29.12
7.11.2012PlaintiffsRETURN OF SERVICE AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY served on 6.29.12
7.10.2012PlaintiffsAmended Complaint
7.5.2012Intervenor NSSFLCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests
 7.5.2012Intervenor NSSFMINUTE ORDER granting [10] National Shooting Sports Foundation’s unopposed motion to intervene. It is FURTHER ORDERED that defendant-intervenor National Shooting Sports Foundation shall respond to the complaint on or before the date on which defendants Environmental Protection Agency and Lisa P. Jackson are required to respond. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on July 5, 2012
6.25.2012Intervenor NSSFProposed Order Granting NSSFs Motion to Intervene
6.25.2012Intervenor NSSFNSSFs Corporate Disclosure
6.25.2012Intervenor NSSFNSSFs Motion to Intervene
6.18.2012CourtMINUTE ORDER granting [6] plaintiffs’ motion for leave to appear pro hac vice. Jaclyn Lopez is hereby admitted pro hac vice in this action. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on June 18, 2012
6.18.2012CourtMINUTE ORDER granting [5] plaintiffs’ motion for leave to appear pro hac vice. Adam Keats is hereby admitted pro hac vice in this action. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on June 18, 2012
6.14.2012PlaintiffSummons to Eric Holder
6.13.2012DefendantAppearance of Counsel
6.7.2012CourtSummons to Lisa Jackson
6.7.2012CourtSummons to US EPA
6.7.2012CourtSummons to US Attorney
6.7.2012CourtUSDC BK court Notice of Right to Trial Before a US Magistrate Judge
6.7.2012CourtCase Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (sth) (Entered: 06/07/2012)
6.7.2012PlaintiffProposed Order Granting Motion for Admission of Attorney Jaclyn Lopez
6.7.2012PlaintiffDeclaration of Jaclyn Lopez in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
6.7.2012PlaintiffMotion for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice
6.7.2012PlaintiffProposed Order Re Motion for Admission of Adam Keats Pro Hac Vice
6.7.2012PlaintiffDeclaration of Adam Keats in Support of Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice
6.7.2012PlaintiffMotion for Admission of Attorney Pro Hac Vice
6.7.2012PlaintiffNotice of Related Case
6.7.2012PlaintiffCertificate of Disclosure
6.7.2012PlaintiffSummons to US Attorney
6.7.2012PlaintiffSummons to Eric Holder
6.7.2012PlaintiffSummons to Jackson
6.7.2012PlaintiffSummons to EPA
6.7.2012PlaintiffCOMPLAINT with injunctive relief against All Defendants