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Friday, January 27, 2006

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit issues five rulings today

None involve an Indiana appeal. The five rulings are:Knudsen v. Liberty Mutual, concerning removal to federal court - granted; Curtis v. Timberlake, a prisoner appeal - remanded; USA v. Peters, which involved a unique Blakely argument - that failed; USA v. Carrillo, a criminal appeal with sentencing issues; and Texas Independent Producers v. EPA, a 16-page opinion by Judge Manion that includes a lengthy introductory summary (this decision addresses unresolved issues from a suit concerning a general permit issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) for storm water discharges) concluding:

We now hold that because of the exemption contained in the Energy Policy Act, those aspects of the General Permit that the Oil and Gas Petitioners seek to challenge do not apply to them. We therefore dismiss this petition for lack of standing.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 27, 2006 12:30 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions