Issue: Whether the proceedings below, in particular the imposition of retroactive liability despite an express statutory proviso that any legal obligation would not arise until the promulgation of regulations that provided the mechanism for compliance, violate the petitioner's constitutional right not to be deprived of property without due process of law.
Proceedings and Orders
Jul 23 2012
Application (12A84) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 9, 2012 to October 8, 2012, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Jul 24 2012
Application (12A84) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until October 8, 2012.
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