Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Dec 4, 2012
|Jan 8, 2013||9-0||Ginsburg||OT 2012|
Holding: The flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved portion of the same waterway does not qualify as a “discharge of a pollutant” under the Clean Water Act.
Plain English Summary:
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Ginsburg on January 8, 2013. Justice Alito concurred in the judgment only.
- Opinion analysis: The Court unanimously agrees with everyone else (Kevin Russell)
- Argument recap: Now that we all agree the Ninth Circuit was wrong... (Kevin Russell)
- Argument preview: A Clean Water Act question no one cares to debate (Kevin Russell)
Invited: January 17, 2012
Filed: May 23, 2012 (Deny)