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Court rules for US in fight over
Nevada plutonium shipment

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Posted By: poster, 8/13/2019 6:33:57 PM

RENO, Nev. - A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled against Nevada in a battle with the U.S. government over its secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the state's appeal after a judge refused to block any future shipments to Nevada. The court in San Francisco said the matter is moot because the Energy Department already sent the radioactive material and has promised that no more will be hauled there. "The remedy Nevada sought — stopping the government from shipping plutonium from South Carolina to Nevada under the proposed action — is no longer available,"

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Reply 1 - Posted by: WestCoast 8/13/2019 6:59:26 PM (No. 151412)
Isn't this the site that the esteemed harry reid fought tooth and nail for while money was being spent and then tooth and nail against actually being used?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 8/13/2019 7:36:37 PM (No. 151426)
Now I know why the dealer can hit 16.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232 8/13/2019 8:04:43 PM (No. 151441)
What has Trump done to the 9th??? Its approaching sane!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2019 12:04:57 AM (No. 151573)
Good news.
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