Cheney Spouts
 "If we're serious about environmental protection, 
then we must seriously question the wisdom of 
backing away from what is, as a matter of record, 
a safe, clean, and very plentiful energy source." 
- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, 
 speaking of nuclear energy, April 30, 2001, Toronto.                             


Supreme Court of the United States

October Term, 1982

Jeannine Honicker,

United States of America,

Nunzio Palladino, John Ahearne,
Victor Gilinsky, Thomas Roberts,
and Peter Bradford, Commissioners,
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission


United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
to the United States Court of Appeals
for the District of Columbia Circuit

Albert Bates,
On the Petition,

Joel Kachinsky,
Counsel for Petitioner

The Natural Rights Center
Surnmertown, Tennessee 38483
(615) 964-3992
(TWX) 8103802720


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Question Presented.

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Reasons for Granting the Writ 

I. The order and judgment of the Court of Appeals will cause the deaths of thousands of innocent citizens and millions of persons as yet unborn 

II. The majority of these deaths will occur in children who will neither enjoy the benefits of the federal activity for which they are to be sacrificed, nor are capable of consent to that sacrifice.

III. The final order violates the natural rights of Posterity to enjoy the Blessings of Liberty for which the Constitution of the United States was established.

IV. The final order violates the obligations of the United States under international law.


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Calder v. Bull, 3 U.S. (3 Dall) 386, 1 L-Ed. 648 (1798)
Honicker v. Hendrie, et al, 465 F.Supp. 414 (M.D.Tenn.,1979)
Honicker v. N.R.C., et al, 59o F.2d 1207 (D.C.Cir., 1979)


Atomic Energy Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 2011, et seq.)
U.S. Constitution

Treaties of the United States: 

Charter of the United Nations (1946)
Convention on Genocide (1948)
Helsinki Agreement (1975)
Optional Protocol on Civil and Political Rights (1966)
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
Nuremberg Principles (1946)


Blackstone, W. Commentaries (1765)
Burke, E., Works (1803-27)
Jeannine Honicker Petition (1978)
Junius (Anon.), in the Public Advertiser (1798)
Legislative History of the Atomic Energy Act (1954)
Federal Register (Aug. 4, 1981)
Schell, J., The Fate of the Earth (1981)


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Appendix A.
Judgment of the Court of Appeals
Appendix B.
Order denying petition for rehearing 
Appendix C.
Order denying suggestion of rehearing en banc
Appendix D.
Order of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Appendix E.
Constitutional Provisions
Appendix G.
Treaty Provisions
Appendix F.
Statutory Provisions
Appendix H.
Notes to Text References



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Supreme Court of the United States

October Term, 1982

Jeannine Honicker,



United States of America, et al.,


Petition for a Writ of Certiorari
To the United States Court of Appeals
For the District of Columbia Circuit.



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What if they had overshot the World Trade Center and hit Indian Point?

The radioactive clouds would then enshroud New York, New Jersey, New England, and carry deep into the Atlantic and up into Canada and across to Europe and around the globe again and again. The immediate damage would render thousands of the world's most populous and expensive square miles permanently uninhabitable. All five boroughs of New York City would be an apocalyptic wasteland. All real estate and economic value would be poisonously radioactive throughout the entire region. Who knows how many people would die? As at Three Mile Island, where thousands of farm and wild animals died in heaps, and as at Chernobyl, where soil, water and plant life have been hopelessly irradiated, natural ecosystems on which human and all other life depends would be permanently and irrevocably destroyed; spiritually, psychologically, financially, ecologically, our nation would never recover. This is what we missed by a mere forty miles near New York City on September 11th. And remember--there are 103 of these potential bombs of the apocalypse now operating in the United States. 103! - Bill Moyers

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