Excerpted From: Sunday, 1 October 2000 San Francisco Examiner, page A-14
"Significant issues to greet U.S. Supreme Court
By Jan Crawford Greensburg
WASHINGTON-After a blockbuster term crammed with contentious issues, Supreme
court justices return to the bench Monday to take up a less dramatic docket
that, nonetheless, could have significant implications for American life.
. . .
Congress vs. the states
Perhpas the biggest case thus far involves a proposed landfill in
northwest Cook County, Ill. The case is of obvious importance to Chicago
area residents because it could help determine the outcome of a 15-year-old
effort to build a suburban landfill.
But beyond the Midwest, the case is being closely watched because it
once again embroils the justices in a battle over the scope of congressional
power in regard to the states. many predict that the case could finally
outline what kind of limits the court is putting on congress' authority to
pass a host of laws that govern everyday life---making it much more
important than similar, more high-profile cases decided last term. . . .
the landfill dispute could provide important guidelines to determine
when Congress exceeds its quthority to enact laws traditionally handled by
In court papers, some have argued that the case paves the way for
invalidating a host of federal environmental laws, including the Endangered
"This could show how far the court is willing to go," said John Roberts
Jr., a prominent Wasthington lawyer who aregues frequently before the
justices." . . .
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