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Shipbuilders Council of Am. v. US Coast Guard, No. 08-1546

In a challenge to the Coast Guard's regulatory scheme governing the issuance of coastwide endorsements to vessels, an order enjoining the regulations is reversed where the Coast Guard's interpretation of its regulatory scheme gave all parts of the scheme functional significance.

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Appellate Information

Argued: May 15, 2009

Decided: August 21, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Duncan

Counsel

For Appellants:

Monika L. Moore, Office of the United States Attorney, Alexandria, VA

Michael Joseph, Blank & Rome, LLP, Washington, DC

For Appellees:

William D. Dolan, III, Venable, LLP, Vienna, VA