The Obama administration’s appeal of a decision blocking a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico comes before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today. The administration likely wished for a three-judge panel without ties to the oil and gas industry. But such a panel can be hard to find at the 5th Circuit.
Just in time for the hearing in Hornbeck Offshore Services v. Salazar, the Alliance for Justice has issued a report highlighting the past work and present investments of 5th Circuit judges, including the three serving on today’s panel.
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