States, DOJ Spar Over Potential Nationwide Stay Of Trump WOTUS Policy

June 16, 2020
A group of Democratic-led states is urging a federal district court to apply nationwide a potential stay of the Trump administration’s waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), but the Justice Department (DOJ) and a group of Republican-led states argue any remedy should be narrowly tailored in scope. The opposing views are laid out in June 16 supplemental briefs to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ahead of a June...

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