Issue: Whether the Clean Air Act, which provides a comprehensive system for the regulation of air pollution in the United States and leaves “no room for a parallel track,” American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, preempts state common law nuisance claims that would impose emissions restrictions different from those adopted pursuant to the Act and expose companies operating in compliance with all applicable emissions standards under the Act to liability for their emissions.
Proceedings and Orders
Nov 27 2013
Application (13A554) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from December 22, 2013 to January 22, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.
Dec 3 2013
Application (13A554) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until January 21, 2014.
Dec 27 2013
Application (13A554) to extend further the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from January 21, 2014 to February 20, 2014, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jan 4 2014
Application (13A554) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until February 20, 2014.
On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:45.
This is the second week of the April sitting. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges, which is consolidated with three other cases, on the questions of whether the Fourteenth Amendment requires that states grant and/or recognize same-sex marriages. We will be live-blogging updates from the oral argument beginning at 11 a.m.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.