The EPA challenges must start in federal district courts, despite federal government arguments that they should go directly to appeals courts.
Artis v District of Columbia, a case argued in the October 2017 term. Check out our post for an easy-to-navigate infographic that breaks down the Supreme Court’s decision.
. The Supreme Court preserves the traditional meaning of the word “toll,” giving Artis enough time to file the claims.
The appeals court had dismissed Charmaine Hamer’s appeal because it said the court was strictly bound by a filing deadline rule. The Supreme Court decided the rule is not a “jurisdictional” rule, so the court can work around it if necessary. Hamer wins.