Can the U.S. government designate a private landowner’s property as “critical habitat” for a threatened or endangered species if the species does not currently inhabit the land and could not do so unless the property owner agrees to modifications of his land? The U.S. Supreme Court agreed this morning to address those questions by granting a petition for certiorari in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services.
Washington Legal Foundation filed an amicus brief in support of the Petitioner, who was represented by past WLF publication author and program speaker Timothy Bishop of Mayer Brown LLP.
WLF has also published a number of commentaries on Weyerhaeuser on this blog, which are listed below.