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 the Court is closed in observance of the federal holiday. We expect orders from the October 9 Conference on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. The Court will also hear oral arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. On Friday the Justices will meet for their October 16 Conference; our list of “petitions to watch” for that Conference will be available soon.
“Appellate advocacy, particularly at the Supreme Court, is really intimate. I mean, you’re just a few feet away from the Chief Justice. You know, if you’re sweating, they see you. And, it’s a conversation. And, you know, if you’re looking down at your legal pad the whole time, you’re not going to have that conversation.” […]
Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
Awarded the American Gavel Award for Distinguished Reporting About the Judiciary to recognize the highest standards of reporting about courts and the justice system.
Awarded the Webby Award for excellence on the internet.