High Court Wants US' View On Calif. Coastal Water Row

Law360, New York (October 3, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court asked the federal government Monday for its take on a shipping association's challenge to California fuel use rules for ships, a suit that centers on whether federal law preempts California's ability to regulate vessels on coastal waters.

The high court invited U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. to weigh in on the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association's suit against the California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, among other respondents. The Ninth Circuit in March affirmed a...
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