Sacking EPA — Supreme Court Stance On Sackett

Law360, New York (March 22, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT) -- On March 21, 2012, the United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in the much-publicized case of Sackett v. EPA (No. 10-1062), less than three months after oral argument, holding that the Sacketts were not precluded from judicially challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) issuance of an administrative compliance order.

The order sanctioned the Sacketts for having violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) by placing fill material on their property without having first obtained a permit from the Corps of Engineers under Section 404...
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