Media Resources: Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency
September 19, 2022
On October 3, 2022, Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be the first case argued in the new term at the Supreme Court, the second time Chantell and Mike Sackett have gone before the highest court in this case. The case allows the Court to continue where West Virginia v. EPA left off — reining in the unconstitutional administrative state.
The Sacketts have spent 15 years locked in a legal dispute with the EPA over their right to build a home on land they own near Priest Lake, Idaho.
In hearing the Sacketts’ case, the Court is expected to revisit the 2006 opinion in Rapanos v. United States, another case litigated by Pacific Legal Foundation. In that case, a divided Court left unclear the extent of the federal government’s jurisdiction over water.
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