Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Recent U.S. Appeals Court Cases

<> People of the State of California v. US Dept. of the Interior - 5/19/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case Nos. 12-55856 & 12-55956. The panel affirmed the district court's summary judgment in favor of federal defendants and intervenor water districts in an action challenging an environmental impact statement prepared by the Secretary of the Interior that analyzed the effects of water transfer agreements on the Salton Sea in southern California.

<> BP denied rehearing by 5th Circuit – 5/19/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Case No. 13-30315 & consolidated cases. the Petition for Rehearing En Banc is DENIED. In the en banc poll, five judges voted in favor of rehearing.