By Elura Nanos | Law and Crime.com
The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari on Monday in five new cases. The petitions vary widely, encompassing legal issues in environmental law, torts, international family law, racial discrimination, and the death penalty.
Atlantic Richfield Co v. Christian
Issue:Can a state private remedy trump the Environmental Protection Agency in remediation of a Superfund site?
This is a case about what happens when someone wants an environmental remedy that conflicts with the EPA’s work. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working for 35 years to remediate Montana’s Anaconda Smelter Superfund site, at a cost of approximately $470 million. Private landowners at that site sued for state-law “restoration,” which would require companies to pay remedies directly to them.
McKinney v. Arizona