Supreme Court hears arguments on Clean Water Act, Alien Tort Statute

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments Wednesday in National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense and Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC [transcripts, PDF]. National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense [SCOTUSblog materials] is focused on the question of the Clean Water Act’s [EPA backgrounder] judicial review provision. The government argues that the scope of 33 USC § 1369(b)(1) [ext] and its seven actions which are reviewable directly to the court of appeals do apply…

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