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March 14, 2002 | Press Release

Federal Judge Finds U.S. Military in Violation of Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Judge Emmit G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment last week in a lawsuit establishing that the Navy and Department of Defense are in violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by bombing and shelling a small island in the Pacific Ocean (Farallon de Medinilla, in the Northern Marianas), and killing protected birds.

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