No. 07-1239.

129 S.Ct. 365 (2008)

555 U.S. 7

172 L.Ed.2d 249

Donald C. WINTER, Secretary of the Navy, et al., Petitioners, v. NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., et al.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided November 12, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gregory G. Garre , Washington, DC, for petitioners.

Richard B. Kendall , Los Angeles, CA, for respondents.

Gregory G. Garre , Acting Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for petitioners.

Daniel J. Dell'Orto , Acting General Counsel, Department of Defense, Frank R. Jimenez , General Counsel, Thomas N. Ledvina , Craig D. Jensen , J. Page Turney , Department of the Navy, Lily Fu Claffee, General Counsel, Department of Commerce, Jane C. Luxton , General Counsel, Mary Beth Ward , Joel La Bissonniere , National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin., Edward A. Boling , General Counsel, Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C., Gregory G. Garre , Acting Solicitor General, Counsel of Record, Ronald J. Tenpas , Assistant Attorney General, Edwin S. Kneedler , Deputy Solicitor General, Ryan D. Nelson , Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Anthony A. Yang , Assistant to the Solicitor General, Andrew C. Mergen , Michael R. Eitel , Luther L. Hajek , Allen M. Brabender , Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., for petitioners.

Joel R. Reynolds , Cara A. Horowitz , Stephen Zak Smith , Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., Santa Monica, CA, Richard B. Kendall , Counsel of Record, Harry A. Mittleman , Robert N. Klieger , Gregory A. Fayer , Joshua B. Gordon , Irell & Manella LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for respondents Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

Edmund G. Brown, Jr. , Attorney General of California, J. Matthew Rodriquez , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Manuel M. Medeiros , Solicitor General, Gordon Burns , Deputy Solicitor General, Jamee Jordan Patterson , Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Counsel of Record, San Diego, CA, for respondent California Coastal Commission.

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