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megimoo
11-12-2008, 05:50 PM
The Supreme Court rules for Navy's use of sonar in submarine-hunting exercises

"Now the Maoist Chinese loving tree Humpers will cry for the ACLU to come to their side !"

WASHINGTON 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.

Writing for the majority in the court's first decision of the term, Chief Justice John Roberts said the most serious possible injury to environmental groups would be harm to an unknown number of the marine mammals the groups study.

"In contrast, forcing the Navy to deploy an inadequately trained anti-submarine force jeopardizes the safety of the fleet," the chief justice wrote. He said the overall public interest tips strongly in favor of the Navy. "That was the whole idea of the suit to let Chinese subs sneak up on our carriers !"


The Natural Resources Defense Council and other environmental organizations had sued the Navy, winning restrictions in lower federal courts on sonar use.

Dolphins, whales and sea lions are among the 37 species of marine mammals in the area.snip

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/scotus_navy_sonar

Bubba Dawg
11-12-2008, 08:51 PM
Bwahahahahah.

I guess now we'll have to listen to the tree-huggers blubber about it. :D

noonwitch
11-13-2008, 08:46 AM
I'm curious now as to how the sonar allegedly hurts the whales and other animals.