In today’s Greenwire, your blogger reports that the Justice Department has stopped Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe from being listed as counsel of record for various amici in the upcoming American Electric Power v. Connecticut case at the Supreme Court.
That’s because, as a recent DOJ employee, Tribe can’t be involved in any activity that looks like he’s trying to influence the department.
Tribe’s clients, including the Consumer Energy Alliance and the American Trucking Associations, were filing on the same side as the administration in arguing that federal common law shouldn’t be used to regulate greenhouse gases.
DOJ says it’s just following the law.
Regardless, Tribe’s clients and co-counsel aren’t best pleased. Read on.