Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Acting Solicitor General Roberts argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Assistant Attorney General Stewart, Deputy Solicitor General Wallace, Lawrence S. Robbins, Peter R. Steenland, Jr., Anne S. Almy, Fred R. Disheroon, and Vicki L. Plaut.
E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr., argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were John C. Keeney, Jr., Kathleen C. Zimmerman, and Norman L. Dean, Jr. William Perry Pendley filed a brief for respondents Mountain States Legal Foundation et al.*
Supreme Court of the United States.
JUSTICE SCALIA delivered the opinion of the Court.
In this case we must decide whether respondent, the National Wildlife Federation (hereinafter respondent), is a proper party to challenge actions of the Federal Government relating to certain public lands.
Respondent filed this action in 1985 in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against petitioners the United States Department...
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