USP Holdings, Inc. v. United States


Question(s) Presented

“The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit correctly held that the Secretary of Commerce’s determination that steel imports threaten to impair national security under Section 232(b)(3)(A) of the Trade Expansion Act, was ‘final agency action’ within the meaning of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. § 704, as it changed the legal landscape by providing the President with additional tariff authority usually held by Congress. However, the Panel erroneously ruled that the Secretary’s action was not subject to judicial review under the APA’s ‘arbitrary and capricious’ standard set out in 5 U.S.C. § 706(2)(A). This latter ruling conflict with precedents of this Court and other federal Courts of Appeals.”

“This petition presents two questions:”

1. “Did the Federal Circuit err in holding that the Secretary’s ‘final agency action’ which determined that imports of steel ‘threaten to impair the national security’ is not subject to arbitrary and capricious review as prescribed by the APA?”

2. “Did the Federal Circuit correctly interpret the explicitly Congressional requirement of Section 232 that the Secretary must find that imports ‘threaten to impair’ national security?”


Posts About this Case

Proceedings and Orders
November 7, 2022
Application (22A403) granted by The Chief Justice extending the time to file until December 16, 2022.
January 5, 2023
Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including February 21, 2023. See Rule 30.1.
March 8, 2023
DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/24/2023.
March 27, 2023
Petition DENIED.