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Five Quick Takes on West Virginia v. EPA

USA - June 30 2022 The U.S. Supreme Court issued today, June 30, 2022, its much-anticipated decision in West Virginia v. EPA. The 6-3 decision is the latest chapter in…

Charles Knauss, Shannon S. Broome, F. William Brownell, Erica N. Peterson

Supreme Court Holds that Natural Gas Act Delegates Eminent Domain Power, Allowing FERC Certificate-Holders to Condemn State-Owned Property

USA - July 8 2021 On June 29, in PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC v. New Jersey et al., No. 19-1039, the Supreme Court rejected New Jersey’s sovereign immunity arguments and…

Kate Perkins

Continuing a Circuit Split, Second Circuit Reaffirms Section 1782 Discovery Not Available in Private Commercial Arbitration

USA - July 14 2020 The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that an investor could not seek 28 USC 1782 ("Section 1782") discovery…

Armando Cordoves, Jr., Gustavo J. Membiela, John Jay Range

Supreme Court Justices Spar Over Precedent

USA - April 27 2020 When can Supreme Court precedent be overruled? Two recent decisions carry on a recent and lively debate among the Justices over the concept of “stare…

Matthew R. McGuire, Michael J. Mueller, Evangeline C. Paschal

County of Maui v. Hawai’i Wildlife Fund: Supreme Court Rejects Ninth Circuit’s Expansive Test for NPDES Permitting Under Clean Water Act, Requires Direct Discharges to Navigable Waters or Functional Equivalent of a Direct Discharge

USA - April 24 2020 Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States issued its most significant Clean Water Act decision in more than a decade, resolving a split among…

Colleen P. Doyle, Diana Pfeffer Martin, Michael R. Shebelskie