Supreme Court Rejects Sea Shepherd's Plea To Lift Whaling Ship Ban

"The US Supreme Court has denied a plea from anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd to end restrictions on its movement as Japan's whalers accused the activists of violating orders to stay away."

"Sea Shepherd, which disrupts Japan's controversial whaling missions in the Southern Ocean, last week asked the Supreme Court to end a lower court's injunction to stay at least 500 yards (meters) away from the vessels.

Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday rejected the application, a Supreme Court document showed. As is customary for such denials, Kennedy did not offer commentary."

Agence France Presse had the story February 14, 2013.

Source: AFP, 02/15/2013