The Record of the Roberts Court in Environmental Cases: Pro-Business or Pro-Government?

By Jonathan H. Adler
March 31, 2010
The Supreme Court’s October 2008 Term was not particularly good for environmentalist groups. Indeed, it was their “worst term ever,” according to Georgetown University law professor Richard Lazarus. The Court heard five environmental law cases that Term. In each case, the side favored by environmentalist groups had prevailed below, and in each case the Supreme Court reversed. According to Richard Frank of the University of California at Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, it was “a miserable year for the environment in the Supreme Court.” ...