Elliott to Be Part of ELI Supreme Court Review
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) will hold a review of the U.S. Supreme Court October Term 2016 and a preview of October Term 2016 on October 3, 2016. Adjunct Professor E. Donald Elliott will be part of the discussion, along with ELI Vice President Jay Pendergrass and University of Maryland Professor Robert Percival.
Professors Percival and Elliot will review key rulings from the Court’s last term before turning to the cases that have been granted review or are likely to be considered by the Justices for the upcoming term. The review will cover issues including Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authority to regulate non-federal programs and activity under the Federal Power Act, new Administrative Procedures Act implications for the Clean Water Act, and National Park Service jurisdiction over non-federal lands within the boundaries of certain protected areas. They will also consider recent court rulings concerning tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction, and the Court’s unusual stay of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Additionally, speakers will highlight pending court cases addressing regulatory takings, and the expropriation exception of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and their potential significance for environmental law.