Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- we would not expect orders granting certiorari today.

Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-1239 9th Cir. Oct 8, 2008
Tr.
Nov 12, 2008 6-3 Roberts OT 2008

Issue: Whether courts below properly enjoined the Navy's use of sonar during certain training exercises for failure to conduct an environmental impact statement over a finding of emergency circumstances by the Council on Environmental Quality.

Judgment: Reversed, 6-3, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on November 12, 2008.

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