Tribes and U.S. seek review of whale hunt ruling
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FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2003

A coalition of tribal governments, the Bush administration and the Makah Nation of Washington are asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling that halted the Makah whale hunt.

The Peninsula Daily News reports that 23 tribes joined the U.S. and the tribe in seeking en banc review. If denied, the group could appeal to the Supreme Court.

Otherwise, the federal government will prepare a new environmental review of the controversial hunt.

Get the Story:
Neah Bay: Makah, federal government seek full court review of whaling ban (The eninsula Daily News 3/14)

Get the Decision:
ANDERSON v. EVANS, No. 02-35761 (9th Cir. December 20, 2002)

Relevant Documents:
Opinion: Makah Nation whale hunt is not legal (02/12)
Makah Whaling Environmental Assessment | Marine Mammal Protection Act

Relevant Links:
The Makah Nation -

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