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.
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
- A weak defense of EPA (UPDATED)
- Argument preview: Jousting with the EPA
- Two more cases granted
Briefs and Documents
Merits Briefs for the Petitioners
Amicus Briefs in Support of 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.
Amicus Briefs in Support of Neither Party
Merits Briefs for the Respondents
Amicus Briefs is Support of the Respondents