Supreme Court

Supreme Court Round-Up

Sacramento Lawyers Chapter Wednesday, July 20, 12:00 PMCalifornia Chamber of Commerce
1215 K Street, 14th Floor, California Room,
Sacramento, CA 95814


  • Bradley A. Benbrook, Founding Partner, Benbrook Law Group

  • Anastasia Boden, PLF Staff Attorney

  • Jonathan Wood, PLF Staff Attorney



WOTUS comes to SCOTUS: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Company Decided

Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum Tuesday, May 31, 03:00 PMFederalist Society Teleforum Conference Call

This morning the United States Supreme Court issued an 8-0 opinion in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Company. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Pacific Legal Foundation, representing Hawkes Company, squared off regarding the Corps’ decision that Hawkes Company could not use its property for peat farming without first spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in pursuit of a federal wetlands permit under the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. The Court agreed with Pacific Legal Foundation that that decision, called a Jurisdictional Determination, is judicially reviewable under the Administrative Procedure Act.


  • Mark Miller, Managing Attorney, Atlantic Center, Pacific Legal Foundation