Split 9th Circ. Won't Rehear Shell's Greenpeace Protest Win

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit declined Wednesday to revisit an opinion that prohibited Greenpeace Inc. from obstructing Shell Oil Inc. drilling ships on their way to the Arctic, drawing a rebuke from a half-dozen judges who said the ruling subverted free association rights.

A majority of participating judges decided not to review en banc a 2-1 panel decision in March that affirmed an Alaska district court's injunction order, although six judges dissented from the rehearing order over concerns that the panel opinion improperly sanctioned the environmental group based...
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