Landowners can challenge Corps on wetland determinations

SCOTUS decision confirms landowners have right to seek judicial review when their property is designated as wetlands under Clean Water Act.

In a unanimous Supreme Court ruling, landowners may challenge the federal government whenever the Army Corps of Engineers tries improperly to regulate land with regulations designed to protect water.

Landowners have attempted many times to challenge Corps rulings known as jurisdictional determinations, but the government successfully argued that those determinations were not “final agency actions,” and the lawsuits were dismissed. Now, when the Corps asserts jurisdiction over low s

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