Parties Argue Mobile-Sierra Before High Court

Law360, New York (November 3, 2009, 6:50 PM EST) -- Energy companies, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal offered oral arguments Tuesday before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could decide the scope and meaning of the Mobile-Sierra doctrine.

No party, however, seemed to convince the court of anything — except that the core questions of the dispute could not be fully addressed.

NRG Power Marketing LLC v. Maine Public Utilities Commission asks the court whether the Mobile-Sierra doctrine, which prohibits FERC from abrogating energy contracts unless a challenger...
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