For Immediate Release
University of Washington School of Law
Law School Hosts Review of Environmental Supreme Court Cases
As the 2009-2010 Supreme Court Term gets underway, the UW School of Law will host a half-day discussion on October 23 of the five environmental law cases heard by the court in the 2008-09 term, as well as previewing cases for 2009-10. Top Northwest environmental lawyers will also discuss the direction of the Court and how the appointment of Justice Sonia Sotomayor may impact the court's environmental docket.
PRE-REGISTRATION TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM IS REQUIRED.
The cost for attorneys who wish to earn 3.75 CLE credits is $50.
Students and other members of the University of Washington community may attend for free.
To register, please go to the UW School of Law CLE link: https://www.uwcle.org/register.php.
- Loren Dunn, principal and chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Group, Riddell Williams P.S.
- Bradley M. Marten, founder and Managing Partner of Marten Law Group
- Michael Mayer, project attorney with the Alaska office of EarthJustice
- Tisha Pagalilauan, partner at K&L Gates in the environmental practice group
- Michael Robinson-Dorn, associate professor at the UW School of Law
- Mary Sue Wilson, senior assistant attorney general for the Washington State Attorney General
- Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council (challenge to the U.S. Navy active sonar testing program)
- Summers v. Earth Island Institute (challenge to the sale of timber from fire-damaged federal lands)
- Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper (challenge to the EPAs use of cost-benefit analysis under the CWA)
- Burlington Northern v. United States (challenge to scope of joint and several liability, and arranger liability under CERCLA)
- Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (challenge to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers authority to permit discharges from mining operations into navigable waters)
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection v. Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. (whether the state's legislation to restore storm-eroded beaches along the ocean or lakeshores, modifying the private property boundary line, constitutes a judicial taking or violates the due process clause)
- California v. USDA (challenging the Clinton Roadless Rule)