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Monday, February 07, 2011
Environment - "Supreme Court's Murky Clean Water Act Ruling Created Legal Quagmire" [Updated]
This long story by Lawrence Hurley, the first of a valuable 3-part series in the NY Times "on muddled federal wetland regulations," complete with links to all the related documents, will not surprise environmental lawyers, as the first paragraph makes clear:
Lawyers rarely agree on anything, but here's an exception: They all say the Supreme Court bungled Rapanos v. United States, a major wetlands case, almost five years ago.[Updated 2/9/11] See also this entry by Jonathan H. Adler of the Volokh Conspiracy.
Attorneys representing all interested parties say lower court judges, regulators, the business community and individual landowners continue to suffer as a result of the confusion sown by the justices whose main job is to provide clarity in the law.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 7, 2011 07:32 PM
Posted to Environment