Fisherman David Goethel: Justices ruled on technicalities, not merits

The rejection by the Supreme Court is the third defeat suffered by Goethel and co-plaintiff South Dartmouth-based Northeast Fishing Sector XIII since they first sued NOAA Fisheries and other federal officials in December 2015 in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire.,,, “The Supreme Court was our last judicial hope to save the centuries-old New England industry,” Goethel said in a statement. Later, in an interview, Goethel let loose against what he said is the “stacked deck” of standing up to regulators, as well as his frustration with the justice system. click here to read the story 20:56

  • Joel Hovanesian

    I’ve been saying it for years. Expecting justice from the very people who are stacking the deck against you is a fool errand.

    Once again….WHEN INJUSTICE BECOMES LAW….REBELLION BECOMES DUTY!

    Figure it out people

  • Borehead

    Submitted Comment: No matter how hard our fisherman try to fight Uncle Sam,it always come out the same. We lose before we are even heard from .
    Such was the case with the appeal to the Supreme Court after being denied in the lower court, because of a time limit .
    This time around it was admitted in time ,but now it is refused to be heard because of a technicality .
    More bull shit from our government paid judge. Since they’re paid by Uncle Sam why upset the cart?!
    Here is another way of getting out of NOAA way and move on .These people now have so much power they now control the court system. Who cares about the fisherman?!
    We mean very little to the economy compared to GM OR Wall Street do you think the judge would have said to GM we can not hear the case because of the technicality? Forget it. You know the answer to that one. Yes, David you hit the nail on the head. It is all rigged or all in the bag. I give you a lot of credit for taking on the giant , David vs. Goliath
    Thank You, Sam Parisi, Gloucester ,Mass