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BG&A Files Opening Brief in the E15 Rule Litigation

On May 12, 2020, BG&A filed an opening brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in AFPM v. EPA (No. 19-1124), a case concerning EPA’s E15 Rule allowing the year-round sale of gasoline with 15% ethanol. BG&A filed the brief on behalf of a coalition of petitioners that includes non-profit organizations, ethanol producers, farm groups, and…

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BG&A Files Brief of African American Pro-Life Organizations in Supreme Court

On December 31, 2019, BG&A filed a Supreme Court amicus brief in June Medical Services v. Gee, Nos. 18-1323, 18-1460, on behalf of nine African American pro-life organizations: The Radiance Foundation, Civil Rights for the Unborn, The Douglass Leadership Institute, The Restoration Project, The Issues4Life Foundation, Frederick Douglass Foundation, The National Black Pro-Life Union, Everlasting Light Ministries, and Project 21….

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BG&A Files Amicus Brief in Seila Law v. CFPB

On December 16, 2019, BG&A and its co-counsel O’Melveny & Myers filed an amicus brief in Seila Law v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (S. Ct. No. 19-7), on behalf of the State National Bank of Big Spring Texas, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), and the 60 Plus Association. BG&A, led by Founding Partner C. Boyden Gray, together with O’Melveny…

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BG&A Secures Complete Relief for Michelle Valent in Supreme Court Settlement with Social Security Administration

Today Michelle Valent voluntarily dismissed her Supreme Court case against the Social Security Administration after the agency agreed to a settlement granting her complete relief. Ms. Valent, a disabled beneficiary of the Social Security Act, was fined $126,210 for failing to report work activity she allegedly performed for a family member’s veterans’ organization while collecting disability benefits. But the 1999…

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BG&A Asks the Supreme Court To Overrule Chevron Deference

On August 16, 2019, in the case of Valent v. Saul, Commissioner of Social Security, BG&A filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule or limit the doctrine of Chevron deference. Under the Court’s 1984 decision in Chevron, U.S.A. v. NRDC, courts defer to a government agency’s “reasonable” interpretation of the law whenever a…

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BG&A Sues EPA Over Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Restrictions

On August 9, 2019, BG&A filed a petition for D.C. Circuit review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule entitled Modifications to Fuel Regulations To Provide Flexibility for E15, on behalf of a coalition of public interest groups, agricultural organizations, biofuel producers, and fuel retailers. Although the challenged rule is intended to promote year-round access to E15, gasoline containing 15% rather…

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