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Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-460 9th Cir. Dec 4, 2012
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Jan 8, 2013 9-0 Ginsburg OT 2012
 
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Holding: The flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved portion of the same waterway does not qualify as a “discharge of a pollutant” under the Clean Water Act.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 8, 2013. Justice Alito concurred in the judgment only.

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Invited: January 17, 2012

Filed: May 23, 2012 (Deny)

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Holding: The flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved portion of the same waterway does not qualify as a “discharge of a pollutant” under the Clean Water Act.   JudgmentReversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 8, 2013. Justice Alito concurred in the judgment only.
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