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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Supremes Save Sonar -

By Ashley E. Herzog

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court decided Tuesday that the Navy can use sonar in its exercises off the California coast -- despite objections from environmental groups, who say that sonar is harmful to whales and other animals.

Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said that national security was a more pressing concern than the well-being of marine mammals.

“Even if the plaintiffs have shown irreparable injury from the navy's training exercises, any such injury is outweighed by the public interest and the navy's interest in effective, realistic training of its sailors,” he wrote.


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