Rancho Viejo, Ltd. Liab. Corp. v. Norton

ELR Citation: ELR 20163
No(s). 01-5373 (D.C. Cir. Apr 1, 2003)

The court holds that application of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to a commercial housing development that threatened the continued existence of the arroyo southwestern toad, an endangered species, was a constitutional exercise of federal authority under the U.S. Commerce Clause. The court previo...