First Yellowstone grizzly hunt in 44 years blocked by judge after Trump administration ends protection for bears

First Yellowstone grizzly hunt in 44 years blocked by judge after Trump administration ends protection for bearsDana Christensen ruled the hunting season, which had been due to open in Wyoming and Idaho this weekend, should be delayed while he considered whether the government was wrong to lift federal protections on the animals. “The threat of death to individual bears posed by the scheduled hunts is sufficient” to justify a delay in the states’ hunting seasons, Judge Christensen said. The move was welcomed by wildlife protection campaigners, who joined Native American tribes in legal action over the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to lift federal protections for the roughly 700 grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park.


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Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedative

Nevada execution blocked after drugmaker protests use of its sedativeAlvogen Inc, which said the Nevada Corrections Department had obtained the sedative midazolam illegitimately, won a court order barring it from being administered to Scott Dozier in the state’s newly devised and untested three-drug execution protocol. Another judge formally issued an indefinite stay of the execution. Alvogen was the second U.S. drugmaker since last year to take legal action against a state using one of its products to administer capital punishment, saying the brand would be tarnished by association with the process of putting people to death.


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Nevada Execution Is Blocked After Drugmaker Sues

  1. Nevada Execution Is Blocked After Drugmaker Sues  New York Times
  2. Nevada Execution Halted on Drugmaker’s Lawsuit  Wall Street Journal
  3. Nevada execution blocked after NJ company objects to use of its drug  NJ.com
  4. Nevada prison illegally bought execution drugs, pharma company alleges  The Guardian
  5. Nevada Postpones Planned Execution Using Fentanyl  NPR
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Nevada blocked from carrying out nation's first execution using fentanyl after challenge over another drug

  1. Nevada blocked from carrying out nation’s first execution using fentanyl after challenge over another drug  Washington Post
  2. Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug  ABC News
  3. Drug company lawsuit stalls Nevada inmate’s opioid execution  BBC News
  4. Drug company’s lawsuit could derail Nevada execution  ABC News
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