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National Park Hospitality Association v. Department of Interior
United States Supreme Court
538 U.S. 803 (2003)
The National Park Service (NPS) (defendant) issued a regulation that stated that concession contracts for park concessions are not contracts within the meaning of the Contract Disputes Act of 1978 (CDA). Previously, NPS concession contracts had been subject to the CDA. The National Park Hospitality Association (NPHA) (plaintiff), which represented park concessioners, brought suit challenging the regulation. The District Court for the District of Columbia found in favor of NPS. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Court of Appeals) affirmed, upholding the regulation. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Thomas, J.)
Concurrence (Stevens, J.)
Dissent (Breyer, J.)
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