Supreme Court to hear arguments in solar power dispute

The Hill: The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a legal fight between an Arizona utility and a rooftop solar company.

Justices will examine whether state-regulated agencies can be subject to antitrust lawsuits like the one brought by SolarCity against the Salt River Project.

The utility has argued that it’s not subject to antitrust lawsuits because it’s a state-regulated agency. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in June rejected that argument and ruled SolarCity’s suit against the entity can move forward.

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