Anti-Whaling Protesters Are Pirates, 9th Circ. Affirms

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday affirmed its February ruling that anti-whaling activist Paul Watson and his group are pirates under international law and that Japanese researchers who hunt whales in the Antarctic Ocean deserve an injunction blocking the activists’ piracy.

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit issued an amended opinion rejecting Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's petitions for rehearing en banc. The panel stuck to its earlier decision reversing a district court’s order denying the injunction sought by the Institute of Cetacean Research,...
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