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  • Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants

     Supreme Court blocks EPA's air pollution rules for power plants
    The Supreme Court dealt a blow Monday to the Obama administration’s environmental plans, deciding that efforts to sharply limit hazardous power plant emissions must also consider their costs. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said the...
  • Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law from taking effect

    Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion law from taking effect
    The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote blocked the state of Texas, at least for now, from enforcing a strict new abortion law that was likely to close most of the state’s remaining abortion clinics. The measure would require these clinics to have doctors...
  • How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie

    How Justice Kennedy could have baked a better fortune cookie
    Last week’s historic Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges gave supporters of marriage equality a deserved victory, but one based on unfortunate reasoning. Yes, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy arrived at the right conclusion, but his analysis...
  • Supreme Court quashes clean air rule, says cost must be considered

    WASHINGTON A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency must take cost into account when deciding whether to regulate mercury and other toxins emitted from coal-burning power plants. In a case that pit states against...
  • Justices uphold Arizona's system for redistricting

    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the power of independent commissions used by 13 states to draw congressional districts, in a ruling that could spur efforts in other states to reduce partisan influence in the creation of electoral districts. The...
  • Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?

    Same-sex marriage ruling highlights Supreme Court quandary: Restraint or intervention?
    When the Supreme Court convened in 1967 to decide the case of Loving vs. Virginia, 16 Southern states had made it a crime for interracial couples to marry. The trial judge who convicted Richard and Mildred Loving said such laws reflected divine will....
  • Jonathan Bernstein: Robert Bork would not have changed history

    As the U.S. Supreme Court ends its eventful term this week, many political analysts are stepping back to look at the history leading up to its important decisions, particularly on the marriage case. The name that keeps coming up is Robert Bork. Bork...
  • Clean air gets scrubbed

    Clean air gets scrubbed
    What is the value of being able to eat fish? What price should be put on birth defects that show up in a human fetus? What about the cost of people dying much earlier than they should have if not for an encounter with a toxic chemical? To paraphrase...
  • Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

    Now that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide, religious conservatives are focusing on preserving their right to object. Their concerns are for the thousands of faith-based charities, colleges and hospitals that want to hire, fire, serve and set policy...
  • Supreme Court upholds Arizona's system for redistricting

    Supreme Court upholds Arizona's system for redistricting
    The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the power of independent commissions used by 13 states to draw congressional districts, in a ruling that could spur efforts in other states to reduce partisan influence in the creation of electoral districts. The...
  • Christian right and gay left won't call a truce on marriage

    Christian right and gay left won't call a truce on marriage
    "[A]gainst a long history of disapproval of their relationships, this denial to same-sex couples of the right to marry works a grave and continuing harm," wrote Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in a 5-4 landmark decision concerning marriage equality....