Ninth Circuit cites VJTL in Sea Shepherd case


Judge Kozinski used Michael Bahar’s article Attaining Optimal Deterrence at Sea: A Legal and Strategic Theory for Naval Anti-Piracy Operations, which puts forth a theory describing the legal status of pirates.

VJTL will tackle more issues on the high seas soon with Sean Mahard’s note about piracy off the African coast and Lauren Sullivan’s note on dolphin-safe tuna.

Meanwhile, Sea Shepherd and the Institute continue to clash.

Photo source: Biella “Gabriella” Coleman from San Juan, PR ([1]) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons