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On Monday at 9:30 a.m., the court is expected to release orders from the February 21 conference. At 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association. Click to read our preview from Noah Sachs.
On Monday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Opati v. Sudan. Click to read our preview from Amy Howe.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a possibility of opinions at 10:00 a.m.

Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-1062 9th Cir. Jan 9, 2012
Tr.Aud.
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.

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