Posts tagged: Idaho Fish & Game Commission
Idaho Fish & Game Commissioner Tony McDermott of Sagle said he’s been hearing from “frustrated sportsmen,” and he told Fish & Wildlife Service Regional Director Robin Thorson, “I’m not sure your federal rule failed, I think it was maybe the federal justice system and one judge that didn’t like the rule, didn’t like it for political reasons and threw it back into the political arena.” McDermott said that’s just his opinion, but said, “There are no good options out of the political arena right now” and said the issue on wolves is a “judge’s asinine decision.” McDermott also said he’s read the 10(j) rule, and it’s “unbelievably complicated,” saying, “I’m almost convinced it was written by at least 20 lawyers when it was written back in 1974”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.
Question: Idaho claims it did everything right re: its handling of wolf hunts only to be thwarted by a federal judge who reinstituted the hunting ban because Wyoming couldn’t get its act together. Is this an example of an activist judge abusing his power?