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High Court Passes On New Chance To Clarify CWA Confusion

Law360 (June 13, 2018, 2:59 PM EDT) -- Among other anticlimactic results from this term, the Supreme Court has passed on an opportunity to shed light on its prior rulings on the statutory reach of the federal Clean Water Act, long a source of confusion for lower courts and litigants alike. 

                 

The latest potential secret decoder ring came in the form of the court’s granting of certiorari in Hughes v. United States.[1] The narrow issue in Hughes was whether criminal defendants sentenced after a plea bargain are eligible for a sentence reduction under 18 U.S.C. §3582(c)(2) if the...
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