Federal Judge Weighs Looming Sackett Decision Amid Calls For WOTUS Stay

March 16, 2023
The federal district judge presiding over one of several challenges to the Biden administration’s definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) is questioning attorneys on several factors he sees as key to whether he will stay the rule before it takes effect on March 20, including the impact of a pending Supreme Court case he said could leave it “gutted.” Judge Jeffrey Brown, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, opened a March 15 hearing...

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