Humane Society of the United States v. Hodel

840 F.2d 45 (1988)

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Humane Society of the United States v. Hodel

United States Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit
840 F.2d 45 (1988)

Facts

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (the service) (defendant) began to allow hunting on certain national wildlife refuges. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) filed an action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the service to prevent the hunting. HSUS asserted that its members suffered an injury in fact because its members recreationally enjoyed and observed the refuges and its wildlife. The district court found that HSUS did not have organizational standing to bring the suit because the organization’s stated purpose of protecting all living things was not germane to the recreational interests HSUS claimed were infringed upon by the service’s actions.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Wald, C.J.)

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