[MARMAM] US Supreme Court decision on Navy sonar and whales

Alison Rieser rieser at hawaii.edu
Fri Nov 14 11:03:08 PST 2008


Here's a link to the opinion the US Supreme Court handed down on Wed in the Navy sonar case for those of you interested in how science, law and politics intersect:
 
http://www.eswr.com/cts/supct/winterop_supremecourt_111208.pdf
 
The Court overturned the lower court's injunction that had required the US Navy to apply mitigation measures in using sonar when whales were present on grounds that the court had not adequately weighed the Navy's need for readiness training for national security in balancing the interests.

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Professor, Department of Geography 
University of Hawai'i at Manoa 
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