Richard Lazarus

Supreme Court Advocacy

arguing Chicago v. EDF

City of Chicago v. Environmental Defense Fund, 1994

drawing by Dana Verkouteren

  • Agins v. City of Tiburon, 447 U.S. 255 (1980)
  • Clover Leaf Creamery v. State of Minnesota, 449 U.S. 456 (1980)
  • San Diego Gas & Electric v. City of San Diego, 450 U.S. 621 (1981)
  • Commonwealth Edison v. State of Montana, 453 U.S. 609 (1981)
  • Metropolitan Edison v. People Against Nuclear Energy, 460 U.S. 766 (1983)
  • Summa Corp. v. State of California ex rel. State Lands Comm'n, 466 U.S. 198 (1984)
  • North Carolina Dept. of Transportation v. Crest Street Community Council, 479 U.S. 6 (1986) (argued)
  • Ansonia Board of Education v. Philbrook, 479 U.S. 60 (1986)
  • California Federal Savings & Loan Ass'n v. Guerra, 479 U.S. 2727 (1987)
  • Colorado v. Bertine, 479 U.S. 367 (1987) (argued)
  • International Paper Co. v. Ouellette, 479 U.S. 481 (1987)
  • School Bd. of Nassau County v. Arline, 480 U.S. 273 (1987)
  • Amoco Production Co. v. Village of Gambell, 480 U.S. 531 (1987)
  • Tanner v. United States, 483 U.S. 107 (1987) (argued)
  • Nollan v. California Coastal Comm'n, 483 U.S. 825 (1987)
  • Bowen v. Galbreath, 485 U.S. 74 (1988) (argued)
  • Bennett v. Arkansas, 485 U.S. 395 (1988) (argued only)
  • EEOC v. Commercial Office Products, 486 U.S. 107 (1988) (argued)
  • Mississippi River Power & Light v. State of Mississippi, 487 U.S. 354 (1988)
  • United States v. Kozminski, 487 U.S. 931 (1988)
  • Shell Oil Co. v. State of Iowa, 488 U.S. 19 (1988)
  • Bowen v. Georgetown University Hospital, 488 U.S. 204 (1988) (argued)
  • Chan v. Korean Air Lines, 490 U.S. 122 (1989) (argued)
  • Gomez v. United States, 490 U.S. 858 (1989)
  • Lorance v. AT&T, 490 U.S. 900 (1989)
  • New Orleans Public Service Commission v. Council of City of New Orleans, 491 U.S. 350 (1989) (argued)
  • California v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 495 U.S. 490 (1990)
  • Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council, 505 U.S. 1003 (1992)
  • City of Chicago v. Environmental Defense Fund, 511 U.S. 328 (1994) (argued)
  • PUD No. 1 of Jefferson County v. State of Washington, 511 U.S. 700 (1994)
  • Dolan v. City of Tigard, 512 U.S. 374 (1994)
  • Suitum v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 520 U.S. 725 (1997) (argued)
  • American Trucking Ass'n v. Whitman, 531 U.S. 457 (2001)
  • Palazzolo v. Rhode Island, 533 U.S. 606 (2001)
  • Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, 535 U.S. 302 (2002)
  • Norfolk & Western Ry v. Ayers, 538 U.S. 135 (2003) (argued)
  • South Florida Water Management District v. Miccosukee Tribe, 541 U.S. 95 (2004)
  • Safe Air for Everyone v. Meyer, 544 U.S. 1018 (2005) (jurisdictional stage only)
  • S.D. Warren v. Maine Department of Environmental Protection, 547 U.S. 370 (2006)
  • Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, 129 S. Ct. 1498 (2010) (argued)
  • Co-Counsel for Respondents, Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, 130 S. Ct 2743 (2010)