The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fared well before the U.S. Supreme Court in recent Clean Air Act cases. But the streak ended Monday when the justices ruled that the EPA must consider the cost to industry in regulating mercury emissions from factories and coal plants.
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Lawyers on all sides of the contentious debate over King v. Burwell attended the arguments Wednesday. Here are some first-blush reactions to what they saw and heard.
It is once more into the breach for Bert Rein of Wiley Rein as the U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to review for a second time the race-conscious aspects of University of Texas admission policies that Rein claims violate the Constitution.
A request for U.S. Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves in the pending same-sex marriage cases has appeared on the court’s online docket, just days before the justices are expected to issue a ruling.
Twenty-five years have passed since two justices who were unalterably opposed to the death penalty sat on the U.S. Supreme Court together. On Monday, Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg indicated they were ready to step into the shoes of the late William Brennan Jr. and Thurgood Marshall in a controversy over a lethal-injection drug.
When the U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench Monday, June 29, it will be the last sitting before its summer recess—and the only day of the term when the public can be relatively sure which rulings will be announced.
Several lawyers silently cried as Justice Anthony Kennedy read his decision in his slightly nasal monotone, belying the historic nature of the ruling. As the holding became clear Kevin Cathcart, executive director of Lambda Legal, put his arm around the shoulders of Mary Bonauto of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders.
When a colleague says he would rather "hide my head in a bag" than agree with something you've written, how can you possibly face each other the next day?