Evaluation of Circuit Judge Kavanaugh's Opinions Concerning the CAA

10 Pages Posted: 6 Aug 2018 Last revised: 14 Aug 2018

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Arnold W. Reitze

University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: August 4, 2018

Abstract

Nineteen opinions by Circuit Judge Kavanaugh in the D.C. Circuit dealing with the Clean Air Act (CAA) were reviewed. In eleven of the cases, Circuit Judge Kavanaugh wrote the majority opinion. In two cases he wrote a concurring opinion and in six cases he dissented. The cases where Circuit Judge Kavanaugh wrote the majority opinion are: (1) Americans for Clean Energy v. EPA, 864 F.3d 691 (2017); (2) Mexichem Fluor, Inc. v. EPA, 866 F.3d 451(2017); (3) Energy Future Coalition v. EPA, 793 F.3d 141 (2015); (4) EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA, 795 F.3d 118 (2015); (5) In re Murray Energy v. EPA, 788 F.3d 330 (2015); (6) National Ass’n of Manufacturers v. EPA, 750 F.3d 921 (2014); (7) NRDC v. EPA, 749 F.3d 1055 (2014); (8) American Road & Transportation Builders Ass’n v. EPA, 705 F.3d 453 (2013); (9) Honeywell International, Inc. v. EPA, 705 F.3d 470 (2013); (10) EME Homer City Generation, L.P. v. EPA, 696 F.3d 7 (2012, rehearing en banc denied Jan. 24, 2013); and (11) American Trucking Ass’ns, Inc. v. EPA, 600 F.3d 624 (2010). Circuit Judge Kavanaugh’s concurring opinions are found in; (1) Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA, 744 F.3d 741 (2014); and (2) Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA, 722 F.3d 401 (2013). His dissents are found at: (1) Mexichem Specialty Resins, Inc. v. EPA, 787 F.3d 544 (2015); (2) (2) White Stallion Energy Center, LLC v. EPA, 748 F.3d 1222 (D.C. Cir. 2014); (3)Texas v. EPA, 726 F.3d 180 (2013); (4) Grocery Mfrs. Ass’n v. EPA, 693 F.3d 169 (2012); (5) Sierra Club v. EPA, 536 F.3d 673 (2008), and (6) Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, 2012 WL 6621785 (Dec. 20, 2012).

Keywords: Clean air Act, U.S. Supreme Court, Court Opinions, Judge Brett Kavenaugh

Suggested Citation

Reitze, Arnold W., Evaluation of Circuit Judge Kavanaugh's Opinions Concerning the CAA (August 4, 2018). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 277. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3227006 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3227006

Arnold W. Reitze (Contact Author)

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