Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Shalala, 104 F.3d 424 (D.C. Cir 1997)

Case Summary:

On behalf of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, we won a sweeping ruling in the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, which held that committees of the National Academy of Sciences are not exempt from the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. In response to the ruling, Congress adopted a special provision of FACA which, for the first time, compelled NAS committees to avoid conflicts of interests and to provide for public review of some NAS committee meetings and documents.

Plaintiffs: Animal Legal Defense Fund

Court: United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit