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petition of the day

The petition of the day is:

Title: General Electric Co. v. Jackson
Docket: 10-871
Issue(s): (1) Whether a unilateral administrative order’s (UAO’s) imposition of either significant response costs or significant decreases in a potentially responsible party‘s stock price and credit rating constitute a deprivation of property under the Due Process Clause; and (2) whether the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act‘s UAO scheme impermissibly coerces compliance in violation of the Due Process Clause by conditioning any judicial review of a UAO upon the threat of treble damages and fines that accumulate at EPA’s sole discretion.

Certiorari stage documents:

§ Opinion below (DC Cir.)

§ Petition for certiorari

§ Amicus brief of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States

§ Amicus brief of Finance Professors and Scholars (forthcoming)

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