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Mobil Oil Exploration v. United States

Docket No.: 99-244
Argued: March 22, 2000
Decided: June 26, 2000
Consolidated with: No. 99-253

Topics:

Economic Activity, EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Water Pollution Control, judicial review

PartyNames: NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in the preliminary print of the United States Reports. Readers are requested to notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D. C. 20543, of any typographical or other formal errors, in order that corrections may be made before the preliminary print goes to press. MOBIL OIL EXPLORATION & PRODUCING SOUTHEAST, INC. v. UNITED STATES
Petitioner: Mobil Oil Exploration
Respondent: United States

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT
Citation: 177 F.3d 1331
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Mobil Oil Exploration
v.
United States
530 U.S. 604 (2000)
Other Citations: 120 S.Ct. 2423147 L.Ed.2d 528 (530 U.S.
Question:

Does the enactment of a new statute, which prevents the Federal Government from following a contractual promise to follow the terms of pre-existing statutes and regulations, constitute the repudiation of a contract?

Mobil Oil Exploration v. United States
ORAL ARGUMENT

March 22, 2000

Holding: reversed and remanded
Decision: Decision: 8 votes for Mobil Oil Exploration, 1 vote(s) against
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