The Supreme Court, venturing into legal territory that it historically has avoided, said Tuesday it will consider restricting the government's authority to regulate wetlands. Jumping into a subject that is crucial for environmentalists, property owners and developers, the justices will take up claims that federal regulators have gone too far by restricting development of property that is miles away from any river or waterway. The appeals were the first the Court has agreed to hear under Roberts.
Supreme Court to Hear Environmental Cases
The Associated Press
October 12, 2005