Petitions of the week

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Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address the scope of the United States Forest Service’s authority to grant rights-of-way in national-forest lands and whether the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violates the separation of powers.

The petitions of the week are:

18-1584

Issue: Whether the United States Forest Service has the authority to grant rights-of-way under the Mineral Leasing Act through lands traversed by the Appalachian Trail within national forests.

18-1587

Issue: Whether the United States Forest Service has the authority under the Mineral Leasing Act and National Trails System Act to grant rights-of-way through national-forest lands that the Appalachian Trail traverses.

19-7

Issue: Whether the vesting of substantial executive authority in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent agency led by a single director, violates the separation of powers.

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