Supreme Court Hears Sonar, Forest Disputes

Law360, New York (October 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in one dispute over whether the Navy should have to limit training exercises that allegedly harm whales, and in another dispute stemming from Forest Service rules that could influence environmental groups’ standing to file suits.

In the Navy case, the justices seemed divided over whether a lower court had the authority to restrict the Navy’s use of high-intensity, mid-frequency active sonar in military training exercises off the Southern California coast in order to protect whales and dolphins...
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