Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Safe Air for Everyone v. Environmental Protection Agency (9th Cir. - Jan. 30, 2007)

I always like it when there are opinions with captions like this one. I'm just waiting for "Kindhearted Helping Souls v. Evil Bastards" or the like. I wonder who'd win?

For what it's worth, in this one, Safe Air for Everyone prevails against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In a case that might alternatively captioned "People in Idaho Who Want to Breathe Clean Air v. Farmers Who Want To Burn Their Fields." (Or, I guess, depending on your perspective, "Clueless Liberals v. People Who Want Less Expensive Food and the Preservation of Property Rights")

Anyway, objectively, appellants win.