The U.S. Supreme Court argument of the Cowpasture River Preservation Association v. Forest Service will take place on Monday, February 24 at 10 am. One-hour is scheduled for the case; another case is scheduled to be heard by the Court at 11 a.m.
To review briefs that have been filed on the Cowpasture case, click here. The ABRA Update article on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision of December 2018 that is being appealed is available here.
The U.S. Forest Service and Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC are the appellants in the case. The respondents are seven ABRA members: Cowpasture River Preservation Association, Highlanders for Responsible Development, Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Association, Shenandoah Valley Network, Sierra Club, Virginia Wilderness Committee and Wild Virginia.
Those who plan to attend the argument should consult instructions on the Supreme Court website, here. Note that space in the courtroom is limited and there is no guarantee that all who wish to attend will be seated. Therefore, it is advised that attendees for the argument arrive very early. The Supreme Court is at 1 First St., SE, Washington, DC, located 0.3 miles from the Capital South Metro Station. The closest parking garage is at Union Station, located 0.5 miles from the Court.
Audio recordings of all oral arguments heard by the Supreme Court are posted online on Fridays of each argument