Agrument preview: Supreme Court pipeline case nears

Thomas FarrellMONTEREY — Is a trail considered land, or not?
The question of whether a wilderness trail could actually be land lies at the heart of a legal appeal case going before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.
The court will hear an hour of arguments on the question Monday, Feb. 24, on whether the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline can cross under the Appalachian Trail.
Solicitor General Noel Francisco, the fourth highest official in the Department of Justice, represents the government’s side...

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