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Norton v. S. Utah Wilderness Alliance

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Norton v. S. Utah Wilderness Alliance

Norton v. S. Utah Wilderness Alliance
Supreme Court of the United States
Argued March 29, 2004
Decided June 14, 2004
Full case name '
Citations 542 U.S. 55 (more)
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Scalia
Laws applied
Administrative Procedure Act 702, 704, 706.

Although the Administrative Procedure Act says that a person may challenge an agency's failure to act, this provision essential just carries forward the writ of mandamus. Thus an agency cannot be compelled to act unless there is some non-discretionary, discrete act. Therefore, in this case, an interest group could not challenge an agency's failure to "act so as to preserve the wilderness" in accordance with the statute.

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