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  • Supreme Court's conservative justices question cost of EPA emissions rule

    Supreme Court's conservative justices question cost of EPA emissions rule
    The Supreme Court's conservative justices sharply questioned the high cost of a new Obama administration environmental regulation Wednesday, raising the prospect they may block the strict emissions standards for coal-fired power plants. At issue is a...
  • Casey renews push on pregnant workers proposal as Supremes issue ruling

    Casey renews push on pregnant workers proposal as Supremes issue ruling
    A former UPS driver will get another chance to argue her claim of discrimination after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday sent her case back to a lower court hearing. It also will get an extra boost this week in the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania Sen....
  • Supreme Court, as well as states and energy firms, divided over EPA's powers

    WASHINGTON Some environmental protections could face a hazier future after a Supreme Court argument Wednesday in an important clean-air case that's already divided states and leading energy companies. Justices, too, appear split over whether the...
  • SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps

    SCOTUS Alabama decision may affect Virginia election maps
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court handed down a victory Wednesday for black legislative leaders in Alabama, and the decision may signal a coming win for Virginia Democrats fighting Republican-drawn election maps here. The court's 5-4 decision sends Alabama...
  • Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury

    Name your poison: For the GOP and coal industry, it's mercury
    Long before coal-fired power plants were known as major contributors to global warming, they were pegged as the primary airborne source of mercury, as well as emitters of many other pollutants. Mercury is extremely toxic; when it falls into waterways...
  • Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health

    Reining in the coal industry's assault on public health
    The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
  • Supreme Court conservatives skeptical about EPA mercury rule

    The Supreme Court’s conservative justices questioned the high cost of a new Obama administration environmental regulation Wednesday, raising the possibility they could block the strict emissions rule for coal-fired power plants. Chief Justice John...
  • Letters to the editor

    Schock seduced by power, money There will be a lot of vigorous hand-wringing over the fate of disgraced Congressman Aaron Schock. The tender-hearted among us will shed a quasi-tear over the personal tragedy of a young man who clawed his way to the top...
  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong. But the ruling said some opinions in registration...
  • Wisconsin tells court it doesn't want voter ID until April 8

    Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is telling a federal appeals court that he does not want the state's voter identification law to take effect until after the April 7 election. Schimel said Tuesday in a court filing that he does not object to the...
  • Power companies seek to end losing skid on EPA at top US court

    WASHINGTON Think the U.S. Supreme Court is pro- business? Try telling that to the utility industry. Coal-dependent power companies have taken a pounding at the high court over the last decade, most recently with two losses last year on Obama...