NRDC, et al v. Winter, et al

Filing 920090325

Opinion

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FOR PUBLICATION UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC.; THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE; CETACEAN SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL; LEAGUE FOR COASTAL PROTECTION; OCEAN FUTURES SOCIETY; JEANMICHEL COUSTEAU, Plaintiffs-Appellees, CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION, Intervenor-Appellee, v. DONALD C. WINTER, Secretary of the Navy; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY; CARLOS M. GUTIERREZ, Secretary of the Department of Commerce; NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICES; WILLIAM HOGARTH, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration; CONRAD C. LAUTENBACHER, JR., Administrator of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Defendants-Appellants. No. 08-55054 D.C. No. CV-07-00335-FMC Central District of California, Santa Ana ORDER On Remand From The United States Supreme Court Filed March 25, 2009 3767 3768 NRDC v. WINTER Before: Betty B. Fletcher, Dorothy W. Nelson, and Stephen Reinhardt, Circuit Judges. COUNSEL Ronald J. Tenpas (argued), Acting Assistant Attorney General; Kathryn E. Kovacs, Michael R. Eitel, Luther L. Hajek, and Allen M. Brabender, Appellate Section, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Washington, D.C.; Craig D. Jensen and J. Page Turney, Office of General Counsel, Department of the Navy, for the federal defendants-appellants. Joel R. Reynolds, Andrew E. Wetzler, Cara A. Horowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., Santa Monica, California; Richard B. Kendall (argued), Gregory A. Fayer, and Josh B. Gordon, Irell and Manella LLP, Los Angeles, California, for the plaintiffs-appellees. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Thomas Greene, J. Matthew Rodriguez, Gordon Burns, Jamee Jordan Patterson (argued), Office of the Attorney General of California, for intervener-appellee California Coastal Commission. Theodore G. Meeker, Attorney at Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, for amicus curiae Honolulu Council of the Navy League of the United States. David K. Mears, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, for amicus curiae Law Professors Hope Babcock, David Cassuto, Stephen Dycus, James R. May, Ann Powers, and Gerald Torres. NRDC v. WINTER 3769 ORDER We remand to the district court to comply with the United States Supreme Court's decision in Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 129 S. Ct. 365 (2008). PRINTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE--U.S. COURTS BY THOMSON REUTERS/WEST--SAN FRANCISCO The summary, which does not constitute a part of the opinion of the court, is copyrighted 2009 Thomson Reuters/West.

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