Supreme Court Faces Slew of High-Profile Cases This Term

"The Supreme Court returns from its summer recess today with a U.S. EPA air pollution case already on its calendar and several other environmental issues potentially on the horizon."

"Operating as usual during the government shutdown at least through Friday, the court will settle in tomorrow with arguments in a high-profile campaign finance case involving a coal executive whom environmentalists have sharply criticized.

Later in the term, the justices will consider EPA's program for addressing pollution that drifts across state lines, the president's recess appointment authority and a property rights case challenging the Forest Service's rails-to-trails program in Wyoming."

Jeremy P. Jacobs reports for Greenwire October 7, 2013.


"Supreme Court Again Takes No Action on Climate Change Cases" (Reuters)

"U.S. Justices Scheduled To Consider Climate Change Cases" (Reuters)

"McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Plaintiff Is Climate Change Denier" (Huffington Post)

"Supreme Court Mum for Now on Climate Rule Challenges" (E2 Wire/The Hill)

"The Hidden Danger in the Supreme Court’s ‘McCutcheon’ Case" (The Nation)

Source: Greenwire, 10/08/2013