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Case Summary Citation

130 S. Ct. 2743 (2010)

Abstract

Conventional alfalfa farmers brought suit seeking an injunction against the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service‟s deregulation of a genetically engineered alfalfa strain resistant to the herbicide Roundup. Monsanto Co., owner of the Roundup Ready Alfalfa, appealed the District Court‟s injunction barring the deregulation and planting of the alfalfa to the United States Supreme Court, which reversed the permanent injunction. The Court reasoned that the injunction was premature, overly broad, and did not consider alternatives to the blanket ban on planting of the crop. The Court emphasized that the injunctive standard for National Environmental Protection Act claims is no lower than the injunctive standard generally.

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