Dusky Gopher Frog SCOTUS Decision

Scrambled eggs and fried dusky gopher frog? Do they serve that at Waffle House in Mississippi?

Big Red Car here on a gray morning, but maybe I’m not giving the sun a fair chance.

Today, we speak of the Supreme Court of the United States. We think of the current SCOTUS as being a 5-vote conservative majority facing off with a 4-vote liberal minority. This is, of course, as a result of the fairly recent Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh appointments.

Yesterday, they decided a case 8-0 which caught some folks by surprise. It was the famous Dusky Gopher Frog case in which the Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals (New Orleans) had upheld a designation by Federal regulators (talking to you, US Fish & Wildlife Service) that a 1,500 acre tract of land was “critical habitat” for the dusky gopher frog, an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

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This is your dusky gopher frog exemplar. Good looking little bugger, no?

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