Issue: (1) Whether Calderon v. Thompson bars a circuit court from reconsidering
an issue after the time in which to seek rehearing
in the circuit court and certiorari in
this Court has passed, and where this Court
relied on the finality of the circuit court decision
in exercising its jurisdiction; and (2) whether a multi-jurisdiction municipal stormwater
permit issued under the Clean Water
Act can be construed to impose liability on a co-permittee
without evidence that the co-permittee
discharged pollutants in violation
of the permit, where federal regulations provide
that each co-permittee is only responsible
for its own discharges and where the
monitoring specified in the permit measures
pollutants discharged by multiple upstream
sources without any means to measure the
contribution of any individual co-permittee.
On Monday the Court issued orders from its February 27 Conference. Two new cases were granted. On Tuesday the Court announced its decision in Direct Marketing v. Brohland on Wednesday, the Court announced its decision in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX. This is the second week of the February sitting. On Friday the Justices met for their March 6 Conference. Our list of "Petitions to watch" for that Conference is here.
Glossip v. Gross The constitutionality under the Eighth Amendment of using a sedative as the first drug in a death penalty protocol.
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