Animal Legal Defense Fund, Inc., et al., Appellants v. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture and Robert Gibbens, Western Regional Director, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Appellees

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United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.

Animal Legal Defense Fund, Inc., et al., Appellants v. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture and Robert Gibbens, Western Regional Director, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Appellees

No. 16-5073

Decided: September 22, 2016

BEFORE: Brown, Griffith, and Pillard, Circuit Judges

ORDER

Upon consideration of the motion for summary affirmance, the response thereto, and the reply, it is

ORDERED that the motion for summary affirmance be denied. The merits of the parties' positions are not so clear as to warrant summary action. See Taxpayers Watchdog, Inc. v. Stanley, 819 F.2d 294, 297 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (per curiam).

Because the court has determined that summary disposition is not in order, the Clerk is instructed to calendar this case for presentation to a merits panel.

Per Curiam