This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address the scope of the United States Forest Service’s authority to grant rights-of-way in national-forest lands and whether the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violates the separation of powers.

The petitions of the week are:

18-1584

Issue: Whether the United States Forest Service has the authority to grant rights-of-way under the Mineral Leasing Act through lands traversed by the Appalachian Trail within national forests.

18-1587

Issue: Whether the United States Forest Service has the authority under the Mineral Leasing Act and National Trails System Act to grant rights-of-way through national-forest lands that the Appalachian Trail traverses.

19-7

Issue: Whether the vesting of substantial executive authority in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent agency led by a single director, violates the separation of powers.

Posted in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association, Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association, Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Aurora Barnes, Petitions of the week, SCOTUSblog (Jul. 26, 2019, 3:26 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2019/07/petitions-of-the-week-54/