BATFE Loses to Rocketeers in Court
"The problem in this case is that ATFE's explanation for its determination that APCP deflagrates lacks any coherence. We therefore owe no deference to ATFE's purported expertise because we cannot discern it. ATFE has neither laid out a concrete standard for classifying materials along the burn-deflagrate-detonate continuum, nor offered data specific to the burn speed of APCP when used for its 'common or primary purpose.' On this record, the agency's decision cannot withstand judicial review."
In case there is any misunderstanding, the U. S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC told the BATFE that they did not know what they were talking about, that they had no case, and sent them packing.