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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Judge Cites 'To Kill a Mockingbird' In Striking Down Migratory Bird Protection Changes


 (CNN)A federal judge referenced the literary classic "To Kill A Mockingbird" when striking down a Trump administration policy that she said upended decades of protections for birds.

Judge Valerie Caproni ruled late Tuesday against the Trump administration's interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to "only criminalize affirmative actions," rather than incidental acts. The ruling cites an example of the distinction offered by the administration: Knocking down a barn that contains owl nests would no longer be covered by the treaty if killing the owls was not the reason for demolishing the barn.

"It is not only a sin to kill a mockingbird, it is also a crime," Caproni wrote, referencing the Harper Lee novel.

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