March 31, 2016

"We are coming to you live from #SCOTUS…"

By Mark Miller Senior Attorney
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From L to R: Joel Swan, Kody and Kyle Pierce, and their father Kevin Pierce, all of Hawkes Company; then Nancy Burke, Mark Miller, and Reed Hopper, three of the four attorneys who represented Hawkes before the High Court.

Well, we *were* coming to you live from the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States— yesterday, that is, after the Court heard oral argument in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Company, Inc. You can watch a replay of the live webcast at this link. Further, you can hear a podcast that Kevin Pierce (the man behind Hawkes Company) and the legal team on the case recorded immediately after the OA at the bottom of this post.

You can also hear a Federalist Society tele-forum regarding how the argument went, as seen from my vantage point as second chair on the case, here. I understand we had a great turnout for the call and I think you’d enjoy listening to the taped broadcast in order to get an after-the-fact play-by-play regarding how oral argument went.

But wait! There’s more!

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All smiles after Reed’s excellent oral argument. (Reed Hopper, Kevin Pierce of Hawkes, and Mark Miller.)

Don’t just get your news about the Hawkes case from us. After PLF lead environmental law attorney Reed Hopper made the second High Court oral argument of his career in the a.m., the media published a number of pieces about the historic Hawkes case and its potential outcome, and the Court added to the news worthy links, as well.

First up, please read Fox News D.C. correspondent Shannon Bream’s insights into how she thought the case looked good for PLF’s client Hawkes Company at this link.  Next, I invite you to check out long time Reuters Supreme Court beat writer Lawrence Hurley‘s piece titled, Supreme Court sympathetic to property owner in wetlands dispute. And finally, for a deeper dive into the case, check out the oral argument transcript.

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