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Sackett v. EPA; Victory for Due Process and a Check on the Clean Water Act

By R Tamara de Silva March 21, 2012

Today the United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Sackett v. EPA (10-1062)[1] that Chantall and Michael Sackett may bring a Federal civil action under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) to challenge the issuance of an EPA compliance order that had prevented them from building a home on their land. The importance of this ruling is that it constitutes a victory for due process for all Americans confronted by the EPA with crime.