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Professor Elliott ’74 to Participate in SCOTUS Panel on Oct. 1

Professor E. Donald Elliott ’74, a leading scholar in environmental law, will be a featured speaker at an upcoming Supreme Court Review & Preview panel on October 1, 2014. The event, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington, D.C., will analyze several environmental law cases that have recently been decided or are soon to go before the High Court.

ELI President John Cruden will lead the discussion with Professor Elliott and Professor Robert Percival of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The conversation will specifically review the impact of the Clean Air Act cases decided this year and forecast their implications for future rule making, particularly in the greenhouse gas arena. The panel will also present what the Supreme Court will decide on September 29 after it considers pending cert applications, including challenges to EPA’s ozone national ambient air quality standards, last seen in the Supreme Court in Whitman v. American Trucking Associations.

In addition, the panel will review other cases already set for argument in the October sitting of the court, including a significant water allocation state dispute and a case addressing federal removal standards, as well as future merit cases concerning the natural gas act, APA rulemaking requirements, equitable tolling under the Federal Tort Claims Act, and evidence retention requirements under 18 U.S.C. § 1519 – which Congress included in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Pending cert petitions of interest to environment, energy, and natural resource professions will also be covered.  

Professor Elliott is a Professor (Adjunct) at Yale Law School and Co-Chair of the Environmental Practice Group, Covington & Burling LLP. He has been on the faculty of Yale Law School since 1981 and currently teaches courses on environmental law, energy law, administrative law, and civil procedure.   

Elliott is a Senior Fellow of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) and an elected member of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, as well as a member of the boards of the Environmental Law Institute, the Center for Clean Air Policy, and NYU’s Institute for Policy Integrity. He is the author or co-author of seven books and has published more than 70 articles in professional journals. He was named one of the top 25 environmental attorneys in the United States by the National Law Journal and is highly ranked in Chambers USA: Leading Lawyers for Business; Best Lawyers in America; D.C. Super Lawyers; Who’s Who in American Law; and Who’s Who in the World.  

The Environmental Law Institute fosters innovative, just, and practical law and policy solutions to enable leaders across borders and sectors to make environmental, economic, and social progress. Learn more about the event.