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Morris Tyler Moot Court Competition December 11

The Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals at Yale will be called to order at 4:20 p.m. on Monday, December 11, in the Levinson Auditorium.  Students will compete in the Harlan Fiske Stone Prize Finals of the competition.

Circuit Judge William A. Fletcher (9th Cir.), Circuit Judge Diana Gribbon Motz (4th Cir.), and Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton (6th Cir.) will hear Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency, which addresses whether the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and whether the EPA may decline to issue emissions regulations for motor vehicles based on non-statutory policy considerations.

Justin Cox ’08 and Richard Re ’08 will be arguing for the petitioner. The respondent will be represented by Eric Citron ’07 and John Hughes ‘08.

"As someone who has not studied administrative or environmental law, it has been challenging but rewarding to be plunged into an entirely new area of law and grapple with an issue of such contemporary importance," said Re.

"It should be a terrific round, and the legal issues are ones of immense importance for the regulation of global warming," said Dean Harold Koh.

The finalists' briefs are available at