There was no debate and it was by a unanimous vote that the Idaho Senate this morning adopted HJM 1, a non-binding memorial to the president and Congress urging the de-listing of the wolf in Idaho. Sen. Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, acknowledged that some might not think the measure's still timely, since the Obama Administration on Friday announced it'd go ahead with the de-listing. But, he said, "It's not in the federal register yet." And, Pearce said, "I think this document that we have before us will also be good evidence in court. ... We've already been warned that we're going to go to court. So here is the directive." If the de-listing decision is challenged in court, he told the Senate, "It'll be the first time we've gone to court on this issue with the Justice Department on our side."
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