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Article III

Patchak v. Zinke

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 2014 Gun Lake Trust Land Reaffirmation Act, which reaffirmed as trust land certain property on which a Native American tribe wished to build a casino and provided that any future or pending actions...

Redefining Federalism

Editors' Summary: Federalism has become a highly politicized term in environmental law, with some parties having adopted the term to signify an ideology of devolving federal authority over environmental protection back to the states. In...

Connecticut v. Cahill

The court holds that the state of Connecticut may sue New York State officers in federal district court instead of suing New York State in the U.S. Supreme Court regarding enforcement of an allegedly unconstitutional New York law. The...

Knaust v. Kingston, City of

The court holds moot property owners appeal of a district court's denial of their motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin federal funding and construction of a proposed business park. The property owners claim that the business...

Marine Shale Processors, Inc. v. EPA

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not constitutionally barred from considering a facility's boiler and industrial furnace (BIF) permit application while a federal government suit over the facility's...

United States v. Nye County

The court holds that the United States owns and has the power and authority to manage and administer the unappropriated public lands and National Forest System lands within Nye County, Nevada. The court first holds that the case...