|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|18-268||4th Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
Issues: (1) Whether the Clean Water Act’s permitting requirement is confined to discharges from a point source to navigable waters, or whether it also applies to discharges into soil or groundwater whenever there is a “direct hydrological connection” between the groundwater and nearby navigable waters; and (2) whether an “ongoing violation” of the Clean Water Act exists for purposes of the act’s citizen-suit provision when a point source has permanently ceased discharging pollutants, but some of the pollutants are still reaching navigable water through groundwater. CVSG: 01/03/2019.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Aug 28 2018||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 4, 2018)|
|Sep 13 2018||Blanket Consent filed by Petitioners, Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., et al..|
|Sep 21 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 4, 2018 to November 5, 2018, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Sep 25 2018||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 5, 2018.|
|Oct 01 2018||Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Legal Foundation filed.|
|Oct 04 2018||Brief amici curiae of Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America, et al. filed.|
|Oct 04 2018||Brief amici curiae of American Petroleum Institute, et al. filed.|
|Oct 04 2018||Brief amici curiae of State of West Virginia, et al. filed.|
|Oct 23 2018||Brief of respondents Upstate Forever, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Nov 06 2018||Reply of petitioners Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., et al. filed.|
|Nov 07 2018||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/30/2018.|
|Dec 03 2018||The Solicitor General is invited to file a brief in this case expressing the views of the United States on or before 4 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019.|
|Jan 03 2019||Brief amicus curiae of United States filed. VIDED.|
|Jan 11 2019||Supplemental brief of respondents Upstate Forever, et al. filed.|
|Jan 11 2019||Supplemental brief of petitioners Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., et al. filed.|
|Jan 14 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/18/2019.|
|Feb 04 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/15/2019.|
|Apr 27 2020||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/1/2020.|
|May 04 2020||Petition GRANTED. Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, 590 U. S. ___ (2020).|
|Jun 05 2020||JUDGMENT ISSUED.|
Incidentally, Gorsuch had been scheduled to give a speech at the University of Wyoming today, but his visit was canceled due to COVID.
Nothing from Kagan or Gorsuch though 😢 https://twitter.com/scotusblog/status/1438530948207874050
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