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Court Upholds AWA License Renewal Rules (access required)

In PETA’s suit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s regulations under the Animal Welfare Act for license renewal of animal exhibitors, the 4th Circuit upholds a decision deferring to the agency’s decision to conduct spot-check inspections of licensees despite PETA’s advocacy of inspection prior to renewal, with denial of renewal for pre-renewal noncompliance. License renewal rules The record here ...