Government's Efforts to Consider Safeguards On Hold
March 28, 2005,
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has decided to postpone consideration of the government's plea to remove an injunction that has been placed on the imposition of treat-based safeguards.
The March 17 ruling by Judge Haldane Robert Mayer effectively delays any final judgment on U.S. government's motion to stay for at least six weeks. Moreover, the merits panel is under no deadline to issue a ruling on the motion to stay once it is assigned the case. The Federal Circuit's decision came one month after the U.S. government made its final reply to the Court on the need for a stay.