Chlorpyrifos Case to Continue en Banc

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. February 19 2019

The chlorpyrifos debate continues, as the Ninth Circuit Court granted EPA’S request to rehear the case en banc. This means that the Chief Judge and a panel of ten randomly drawn judges will rehear the case in late March. The prior, three-judge panel decision will not be cited as a precedent in any court moving forward. 
The three-judge panel decided the case last August and mandated a ban of chlorpyrifos effective in early October. This ban was then placed on hold. 
The 9thCircuit Court ruled in August that E...

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