Monday’s opinions continue to generate coverage and commentary.  In CTS Corp. v. Waldburger, the Court held that the federal Superfund law does not preempt North Carolina’s statute of repose, which bars state-law tort claims more than ten years after the defendant’s last culpable act.  Greenwire’s Jeremy P. Jacobs reports that, citing the Court’s decision in CTS, the federal government has asked the Eleventh Circuit to reverse a lower-court ruling in favor of veterans and their families who were exposed to contaminated groundwater at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune.  Other commentary on the CTS case comes from Lisa Soronen at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Appellate Practice Blog, who suggests that, although “[s]]ome state legislatures may now want to adopt statutes of repose,” “doing so could cut both ways for local governments,” who could be either the alleged contaminator or “trying to recover from a non-government contaminator.”  And at his eponymous blog, Ed Mannino looks at the role of federalism in the Justices’ reasoning.  At Hamilton and Griffin on Rights, Michael Kagan weighs in on the Court’s decision in the immigration case Scialabba v. Cuellar de Osorio.  He suggests both that “[t]he important point here is that the judiciary is not the only institution that can overrule the Board of Immigration Appeals” and that “[t]he questions that should [now] be asked . . . are more political than doctrinal.”


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