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Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren, 16–1275

Held that the federal Atomic Energy Act did not preempt a Virginia law prohibiting uranium mining. While six justices agreed that the state ban on uranium mining was not preempted, they divided on broader questions concerning statutory interpretation and preemption doctrine, and thus were unable to agree on the rationale for the decision. Justice Gorsuch delivered a plurality opinion, and several justices concurred in the judgment only.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/17


  • Gorsuch


  • United States Supreme Court


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