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Jul 18, 2011

Who reigned Supreme? Experts debate if U.S. Supreme Court term was pro-business or pro-plaintiff

BOSTON, MA — Each June when the U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its term, the same question is asked in legal circles: who won more – businesses or plaintiffs? While typically neither business leaders nor trial lawyers are known for passing on an opportunity to celebrate success, a funny thing happened this year: no one […]

Jun 20, 2011

High court blocks states’ climate change lawsuit (UPDATE)

MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court blocked a federal lawsuit Monday by states and conservation groups trying to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The court said that the authority to seek reductions in emissions rests with the Environmental Protection Agency, not the courts. The ruling was […]

Jun 16, 2011

09-1405 & 10-2123 Natural Resources Defense Council v. Jackson

Natural Resources Clean Air Act The EPA’s 2002 rules that determine when polluters need permits in order to modify existing facilities and what restrictions they carry do not violate the Clean Air Act. “The experience in the states that have implemented the 2002 revisions may vindicate the EPA or may refute it; as long as […]

Apr 19, 2011

US Supreme Court casts doubt on global warming suit

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Washington (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal judge could deal with the complex issue of global warming, a topic they suggested […]

Apr 17, 2011

New climate change case headed to Supreme Court

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and environmental interests generally agree that global warming is a threat that must be dealt with. But they’re on opposite sides of a Supreme Court case over the ability of states and groups such as the Audubon Society that want to sue large electric […]


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