Today's first petition of the day is:

American Electric Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut (Granted )

Docket: 10-174
Issue(s): (1) Whether states and private parties may seek emissions caps on utilities for their alleged contribution to global climate change; (2) whether a cause of action to cap carbon dioxide emissions can be implied under federal common law; and (3) whether claims seeking to cap carbon dioxide emissions based on a court's weighing of the potential risks of climate change against the socioeconomic utility of defendants' conduct would be governed by “judicially discoverable and manageable standards” or could be resolved without “initial policy determination[s] of a kind clearly for nonjudicial discretion.” (Sotomayor, J., recused.)

Certiorari stage documents:


Today’s second petition of the day is:

Posted in Am. Elec. Power Co. v. Conn., Friends of the Everglades v. S. Fla. Water Mgmt. Dist., Cases in the Pipeline