U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Rehearing en banc denied
October 25, 2022
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U.S. Chamber files coalition amicus brief
October 14, 2022
The U.S. Chamber filed a coalition amicus brief urging the Fifth Circuit to grant en banc rehearing and uphold constitutional limits on the scope of nonfederal entities’ powers, under the Water Resources Development Act, to impose fees on commerce and maritime trade. The brief relies in part on the Tonnage Clause, the Import-Export Clause, and the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Kyle D. Hawkins and Leah F. Bower of Lehotsky Keller LLP and the U.S. Chamber’s Litigation Center served as co-counsel for the U.S. Chamber.
- CA5 Panel Opinion -- BG Gulf Coast LNG, LLC v. Sabine-Neches Navigation District (CA5).pdf
- U.S. Chamber Coalition Amicus Brief -- BG Gulf Coast LNG, LLC v. Sabine-Neches Navigation District (Fifth Circuit).pdf
- Order -- BG Gulf Coast LNG, LLC v. Sabine-Neches Navigation District (Fifth Circuit).pdf