9th Circ. Backs Ban On Greenpeace's Shell Drilling Protests

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s order prohibiting Greenpeace Inc. from interfering with Shell Offshore Inc. drilling ships bound for the Arctic, calling the group’s arguments “hazy” and saying its actions would cause irreparable harm to Shell.

Greenpeace sought to overturn an Alaska district court's injunction on the grounds that Shell had failed to demonstrate that the group intended to block the oil giant’s vessels and that Shell unfairly based those claims on the past conduct of global Greenpeace branches outside the control...
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