Justice Department Joins Challenge to Minn. ROFR Law April 17, 2018By Rich Heidorn Jr.The U.S. Justice Department said that a Minnesota law granting in-state transmission owners a right of first refusal on grid additions is unconstitutional. | Xcel Energy Tell us who you are,get 2 free articles each month. What do you want to know?Want a free trial instead? Click here.Already convinced? View pricing and plans.Already a subscriber? Log in here. Additional news on this topic:Consumer Advocates Challenge Nuclear Subsidy Cost EstimatesAARP and the Public Utility Law Project want New York regulators to provide more documentation to justify the Clean Energy Standard’s estimated $2/month rate increase for the average consumer.DC Circuit Questions LS Power Standing in SPP ROFR CaseD.C. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared sympathetic to FERC’s request to dismiss a challenge to its ruling on SPP’s Order 1000 rules, questioning the standing of the plaintiffs.Supreme Court Refuses to Hear ROFR ChallengeThe Supreme Court said it would not hear a challenge seeking to reinstate the federal right of first refusal in transmission construction, letting an appellate ruling sustaining FERC Order 1000 stand.