U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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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.

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