Kagan Delivers Dissent On 'Frightening' Supreme Court Climate Change Decision




  • In Politics
  • 2022-06-30 14:53:32Z
  • By HuffPost
 

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on Thursday delivered a scathing dissent to the court's majority opinion in the West Virginia v. EPA case, which significantly limits the U.S. government's power to address climate change.

In a 6-3 decision, the court took away the president's administration authority to implement regulations under the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon emissions at power plants. The majority opinion was delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts.

Kagan, joined by fellow justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor, called the court's decision "all the more troubling" given the subject matter.

"Whatever else this Court may know about, it does not have a clue about how to address climate change," Kagan wrote. "And let's say the obvious: The stakes here are high. Yet the Court today prevents congressionally authorized agency action to curb power plants' carbon dioxide emissions."

Kagan also called out the court for essentially designating itself as the rule-maker on those policies.

"The Court appoints itself-instead of Congress or the expert agency-the decisionmaker on climate policy. I cannot think of many things more frightening. Respectfully, I dissent," Kagan concluded.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

Related...

  • Supreme Court Delivers Big Blow To Climate Crisis

COMMENTS

More Related News

Liberal Justice Jackson joins a rightward-moving U.S. Supreme Court
Liberal Justice Jackson joins a rightward-moving U.S. Supreme Court
  • US
  • 2022-09-30 10:07:25Z

President Joe Biden's liberal appointee Ketanji Brown Jackson, set to hear arguments for the first time on Monday as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, joins the ...

Jackson set to make Supreme Court debut in brief ceremony
Jackson set to make Supreme Court debut in brief ceremony
  • World
  • 2022-09-30 04:13:31Z

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is making her first appearance on the Supreme Court bench in a brief courtroom ceremony three days ahead of the start of the...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • dark web links
    (2022-06-30 19:06:11Z)

    This is a big problem that people are facing every day and is the main reason why there are so many reports of computers being infected with dangerous viruses because of these links.

    REPLY
  • Islamabad escorts
    (2022-06-30 19:13:59Z)

    The Availability of Islamabad Escorts is a boon for tourists. These escorts help foreign tourists make their vacations a pleasurable experience. They are professionally trained to cater to their clients' needs and desires.

    REPLY
  • Islamabad escorts
    (2022-06-30 19:26:07Z)

    The Availability of Islamabad Escorts is a boon for tourists. These escorts help foreign tourists make their vacations a pleasurable experience. They are professionally trained to cater to their clients' needs and desires.

    REPLY
  • deep web
    (2022-06-30 19:42:11Z)

    A while back, a friend asked me how my SSN got onto one of the online social security checking sites. I was really curious to find out. Of course, I didn't want to get scammed, but I needed to find out.

    REPLY
  • dark web links
    (2022-06-30 19:58:02Z)

    How did my social security number to get onto this secure site anyway? Most of these social security checking sites are free. They all have paid options, where you can pay to check your information

    REPLY
  • dark web sites
    (2022-06-30 20:33:01Z)

    If you don't, you could end up sharing your social and financial data with a lot of different places and people that you don't even realize are out there.

    REPLY
  • dark web
    (2022-06-30 20:43:23Z)

    If you have ever considered checking up someone's social security number online, then you should read this article now and discover how to find out if your social security number is on the dark web

    REPLY
  • work from home jobs
    (2022-06-30 21:06:52Z)

    Take action and you'll be amazed at the results you achieve. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask your own questions in the comments section below. I'll do my best to answer them as best I can. Good luck

    REPLY
  • affiliate marketing success
    (2022-06-30 21:33:11Z)

    Once you find these forums you will need to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the forum etiquette. I'm sure you have heard of the old saying, "don't ask, don't tell". Well this is especially true when it comes to affiliate marketing on the internet

    REPLY

Top News: Politics