Duke Power Company v. Carolina Environmental Study Group, Inc.

PETITIONER: Duke Power Company
RESPONDENT: Carolina Environmental Study Group, Inc.
LOCATION: United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

DOCKET NO.: 77-262
DECIDED BY: Burger Court (1975-1981)
LOWER COURT:

CITATION: 438 US 59 (1978)
ARGUED: Mar 20, 1978
DECIDED: Jun 26, 1978

ADVOCATES:
Steve C. Griffith, Jr. - for appellant in No. 77-262
Wade H. McCree, Jr. - for appellants in No. 77-375
William B. Schultz - for appellees

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Audio Transcription for Oral Argument - March 20, 1978 in Duke Power Company v. Carolina Environmental Study Group, Inc.

Audio Transcription for Opinion Announcement - June 26, 1978 in Duke Power Company v. Carolina Environmental Study Group, Inc.

Warren E. Burger:

In number 77-262 Duke Power Company against Carolina Environmental Study Group and the companion consolidated case United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission against the same group for -- I should say this case relates to the licensing of private companies to develop electric energy, under a license from the United States by nuclear power, nuclear energy and to develop it under an Act of Congress which limits the liability of the producers in case of any nuclear accident.

For reasons stated in opinion with the court, filed with the clerk today, the judgment of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina is reversed and the case is reminded to that court for procedures consistent with this opinion.

Mr. Justice Stewart filed an opinion concurring the judgment.

Mr. Justice Rehnquist with whom Mr. Justice Stevens joined filed an opinion also concurring with the judgment and Mr. Justice Stevens filed a separate opinion concurring in the judgment.