Federal spotlight: Supreme Court to take up NAM’s WOTUS case

January 19, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case brought forth by the National Association of Manufacturers challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation. The Washington Post reports that the court will not be considering the merits of the rule itself but will settle a dispute about the proper court in which challenges must be filed. NAM argued that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where multiple challenges had been consolidated, does not have the authority to hear such challenges and having them do so puts challengers in an “untenable position.” Click here to read more from NAM.

The Supreme Court also agreed to examine whether workers have the right to file class-action lawsuits against their employers. To read more on that case, click here.