Justices’ Jarkesy Ruling Could Undermine EPA Enforcement, Sources Say

July 9, 2024
Legal experts are warning that the Supreme Court’s recent decision holding that defendants are entitled to jury trials when contesting Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) administrative enforcement actions that seek to collect civil penalties could hamper EPA enforcement as well. Chief Justice John Roberts’ June 27 decision in Jarkesy v. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) leaves “an open question whether any EPA defendant can demand a jury trial,” says James Goodwin, policy director at the Center for Progressive Reform...


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