Opposing Sides to Discuss High-Stakes Environmental Case After SCOTUS Argument

September 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – Attorneys representing both sides of Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will discuss the Supreme Court’s first case of the term at Georgetown Law after oral arguments on Monday, October 1.


In the first case of the October term, the Supreme Court will consider the fate of the tiny dusky gopher frog and critical questions of environmental and administrative law in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  That afternoon, attorneys representing developers on one side, and environmental interests on the other will debrief that morning’s oral argument.  Discussion will include questions of property rights, how the Court’s interpretation of the Endangered Species Act could shrink its protectiveness, and what is the scope of decisions reserved to agency discretion, and thus unreviewable by a court. The Georgetown Law event is organized by its Environmental Law and Policy Program and its Supreme Court Institute.


Chad M. Clamage, Counsel, Mayer Brown LLP; Counsel for Petitioner Weyerhaeuser Company

David T. Goldberg, Stanford Law School Supreme Court Litigation Clinic;
Counsel for Intervenor-Respondents Center for Biological Diversity and Gulf Restoration Network

Sean Hecht, Emmett Institute on Climate Change, UCLA Law; UCLA Environmental Law Clinic; Counsel for Amici Curiae Scientists

Mark Miller, Pacific Legal Foundation; Counsel for Respondents Markle Interests, LLC; P&F Lumber Company 2000, LLC; and PF Monroe Properties, LLC

Professor Lisa Heinzerling (moderator), Georgetown Law


Monday, October 1, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Georgetown Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.  20001