Decision in MAPPS Lawsuit: Courts Find in Favor of US Government

MAPPS loses lawsuit… Doug Richardson (Executive Director of the Association of American Geographers) informed the FGDC that a decision has been handed down by the judge presiding over the MAPPS v. USA motion that was filed in the Eastern District of the United States District Court. The following is from that decision – “For these reasons, the affidavits do not establish that an injury in fact was suffered by the individual surveyors or their firms, and accordingly, no standing exists. Accordingly, summary judgment must be granted in favor of the government. An appropriate Order will issue.” You can read more at the AAG website.