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Representing the Japanese whalers, attorney John Neupert from law firm Miller Nash LLP out of Portland, Oregon, refers to a stack of binders containing thousands of documents he presents as evidence during a contempt hearing against the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, in Seattle, Washington on November 6, 2013. With Jeff Hansen, Co-Director of Sea Shepherd Australia on the stand, Neubert argues that the Sea Shepherd violated a court injunction when they disrupted the Japanese whale hunt in the Southern Ocean in during the 2012-2013 campaign. Hansen argues he is from Australia following Australian law on Australian waters where US courts have no jurisdiction. <br />
The Japanese whalers include the Institute of Cetacean Research, Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha, Ltd., Tomoyuki Ogawa, Toshiyuki Miura and Hiroyuki Komura.  Evidence presented during the trial was largely inner-organization emails, org charts, tax forms and social media postings.