Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Jan 9, 2012
|Mar 21, 2012||9-0||Scalia||OT 2011|
Holding: The petitioners may bring a civil action under the Administrative Procedure Act to challenge the issuance of the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrative compliance order under Section 309 of the Clean Water Act, requiring them to take certain actions with respect to their property.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Reversed, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Scalia on March 21, 2012. Justices Ginsburg and Alito each filed concurring opinions.
- Opinion recap: Taking EPA to court (Lyle Denniston)
- A weak defense of EPA (UPDATED) (Lyle Denniston)
- Argument preview: Jousting with the EPA (Lyle Denniston)
- Two more cases granted (Lyle Denniston)
Briefs and DocumentsMerits Briefs for the Petitioners
- Brief for the American Civil Rights Union
- Brief for Alaska et al.
- Brief for the American Farm Bureau Federation et al.
- Brief for the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center
- Brief for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America
- Brief for the Competitive Enterprise Institute
- Brief for General Electric Co.
- Brief for the Institute for Justice
- Brief for the Mountain States Legal Foundation
- Brief for the National Association of Home Builders et al.
- Brief for the National Institute of Manufacturers
- Brief for the Wet Wet Weather Partnership et al.
- Brief for the American Petroleum Institute et al.