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Acquired from the Netherlands in 1917, the U.S. Virgin Islands are an unincorporated territory of the United States. These islands have long been considered a lush paradise that draws many thousands of visitors each year.
There are many attorneys in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They are licensed to practice in the islands’ Supreme and Superior Courts. The U.S. Virgin Islands also is home to a Federal District Court, which is part of the United States Third Circuit. Although being licensed to practice in Federal court requires additional procedures to being licensed to practice in the territory, all Virgin Island lawyers are eligible for this distinction.
A recent Supreme Court case used evidence obtained from the U.S. Virgin Islands. The case of Winter v. National Resources Defense Councilconcerned the use of Navy Sonar and its damage to marine life. The U.S. Virgin Islands has seen firsthand the potential ecological impact to animals such as whales that Navy Sonar potentially causes.
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