Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Supreme Court rules in favor of US Navy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that military training trumps protecting whales in a dispute over the Navy's use of sonar in submarine-hunting exercises off the coast of southern California.
The divide of the Court is a real shocker: Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy joined onto Robert's opinion. Stevens did not join the majority opinion, but said that the lower courts failed to justify why they had sided with environmental groups. Breyer would have kept some restrictions in tact.

Ginsburg and Souter said oh hell no--the prospect of harm to marine life is sufficient in justifying limits on sonar.

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