Virginia Parker et al. v. Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

On November 30, 2022, the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Cashman, J.) dismissed the complaint of Virginia and Joel Parker against Judy Camuso, the Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, seeking a declaratory judgment that the ban on Sunday hunting, 12 M.R.S. § 11205, is in violation of Article I, section 25 of the Maine Constitution, popularly known as the "Right to Food" amendment, and an injunction prohibiting the enforcement of the ban.

Virginia and Joel Parker appealed. The Clerk of the Law Court docketed the appeal as Virginia Parker et al. v. Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Law Court docket number Ken-22-411.

The Law Court has determined that it will hold oral argument in this appeal. The argument will likely be held during the October 2023 session of the Court, which is scheduled for October 3, 4, and 5, 2023.

The Maine Judicial Branch has set up this web page to post information on the appeal. This ensures the public's full access to information related to the proceeding. It is our goal to accommodate the media and the public to the best of our abilities.

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