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Court rejects EPA’s attempt to expand Clean Water Act powers

USA - March 27 2012 Each year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Section 404 Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting program authorizes approximately $220 billion worth of economic investment in numerous industries, including construction, agriculture, mining and transportation....

Jay C. Johnson.


Ninth Circuit affirms intervenors’ rights

USA - September 10 2010 Under a decision released last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, private parties who intervene as defendants in a lawsuit against the United States are free to appeal an adverse ruling, even if the government acquiesces in the district court’s judgment....

Jay C. Johnson.


Supreme Court rules in genetically engineered alfalfa case

USA - June 21 2010 The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a nationwide ban on genetically engineered alfalfa in a decision that allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set the terms under which the crop can be grown while a full environmental review takes place....

Jay C. Johnson.


Agricultural biotechnology litigation update

USA - May 19 2010 By its nature, agricultural biotechnology is an enterprise that occurs in the environment....

Jay C. Johnson.


Supreme Court hears oral arguments in challenge to genetically engineered alfalfa

USA - April 30 2010 In a lively, hour-long session Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time heard arguments in a case involving USDA deregulation of a genetically engineered crop....

Jay C. Johnson, B. Andrew Brown.