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COURT WON'T RECONSIDER MAKAH WHALING BAN
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied the Bush Administration's and Makah Indian Tribe's request to reconsider last year's ruling that effectively put a stop to the hunting of gray whales off the coast of Washington.
The government and tribe had asked the court to rehear the case "en banc"--by the full court rather than a panel of judges. In denying this request, the court rejected challenges to last year's ruling that the federal government, in approving the whale hunt, had failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Read more at:
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