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SCOTUS Back in Session

The Justices are back at work.

There are a number of fascinating items in the pipeline.

I'll mention in this entry just two that the Court has recently decided to hear: Bank Markazi v. Peterson, and FERC v. Electric Power Supply Ass'n.

Bank Markazi involves sanctions against Iran, and a blatant Congressional effort to interfere with ongoing litigation in the courts.

The FERC case asks whether the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. § 791a et seq., gives that agency the authority to regulate the way that operators of wholesale-electricity markets match supply and demand in real time and through day-ahead markets.

The above link will take you to the Solicitor General's petition for cert in the FERC case.

In the sanctions matter it was the Iranian central bank that had to petition for cert. You'll find that petition here.

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