Texas Pushes Back Against DOJ In Grid Project Law Case

Law360 (November 13, 2019, 7:34 PM EST) -- Texas has defended a recently enacted state law that dictates only incumbent transmission companies can build new power lines that connect to their existing systems, pushing back against arguments from the U.S. Department of Justice that the law discriminates against out-of-state entities.

In a response filed Tuesday, Texas told a federal court that its S.B. 1938, signed into law in May, merely codifies the long-standing practice that existing transmission owners build out their existing lines and that the law falls within the long-recognized authority of states to regulate utilities in a way that protects health and safety.

A transmission development unit of...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS