Lecture Reading for Week 9: TVA v. Hill

Submitted by francisk on Tue, 02/27/2007 - 1:07pm.

This handout is 34 pages, so you are encouraged to print on two-sided paper. Please read pp. 1-18 (Justice Burger's opinion on befalf of the majority) and pp. 33-34 (Justice Renquist's dissent). The remainder of the material is footnotes, which will be useful as a reference. Try to understand the general story line and major arguments; do not worry about understanding the bits of technical legal vocabulary. The link to this handout is http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/printer_friendly.pl?page=us/437/153.html

I suggest that you read the brief summary of the case on Wikipedia before reading the opinion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee_Valley_Authority_v._Hill