Thursday, October 15, 2015

Supreme Court Argument analysis: FERC v. EPSA


<> Supreme Court Argument analysis: FERC v. EPSA - This is a case whose importance is hard to over-estimate:  if FERC's lawyer was right, it affects billions of dollars in the nation's market for electricity, and could affect whether the nation's power grid collapses in a blackout or at least a brownout; and, if the lawyer for some energy companies was right, will cost customers in many states a lot more on their monthly bills. The absence of Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., probably for an ethical reason could cause an even split on the bench — without an opinion — a defeat handed to FERC by D.C. Circuit would hold.