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American Farm Bureau Federation v. EPA

Petition for certiorari denied on February 29, 2016
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
15-599 3d Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2015

Issue: Whether the Third Circuit erred by deferring to EPA’s interpretation of the words “total maximum daily load” to permit EPA to impose a complex regulatory scheme that does much more than cap daily levels of total pollutant loading and that displaces powers reserved to the states.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 17 2015Application (15A305) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from October 4, 2015 to November 6, 2015, submitted to Justice Alito.
Sep 18 2015Application (15A305) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until November 6, 2015.
Nov 6 2015Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 9, 2015)
Nov 17 2015Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for the petitioners,
Dec 3 2015Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 8, 2015.
Dec 7 2015Brief amici curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al. filed.
Dec 9 2015Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.
Dec 9 2015Brief amici curiae of Ninety-Two Members of Congress filed.
Dec 9 2015Brief amici curiae of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, et al. filed.
Dec 9 2015Brief amici curiae of States of Kansas, Indiana, Missouri, and 19 Other States filed.
Dec 22 2015Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including January 19, 2016, for all respondents.
Jan 7 2016Waiver of right of respondents Virginia Association of Municipal Wasteswater Agencies, Maryland Association of Municipal Wastewater Agencies, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, et al. to respond filed.
Jan 7 2016Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondents.
Jan 19 2016Brief of Federal Respondent in opposition filed.
Jan 19 2016Brief of respondents Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 19 2016Brief of respondent Intervenor Respondent Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association in opposition filed.
Feb 2 2016Reply of petitioners American Farm Bureau Federation, et al. filed.
Feb 3 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 19, 2016.
Feb 29 2016Petition DENIED.
 
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