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Justice Kennedy's Replacement Could Make It Harder to Fight Climate Change
TIME ^ | June 27, 2018 | By JUSTIN WORLAND

Posted on 06/28/2018 8:50:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy could allow the nation’s highest court to change its mind on whether the Environmental Protection Agency has to fight climate change.

As a crucial swing vote, the Reagan appointee joined liberals in a landmark 5-4 decision in 2007 that the EPA is required to address climate change if its own scientists found that it posed a risk to public health. Two years later the agency made exactly that determination, issuing a scientific document known as the endangerment finding.

“We’re not going to get another Kennedy who’s going to play that moderating role,” says Deborah Sivas, a professor of environmental law at Stanford University. “Since it’s a matter of statutory interpretation instead of bedrock constitutional principles I could see folks try to set up a new challenge.”

The decision in Massachusetts v. EPA underpinned a series of Obama-era climate regulations that aimed at boosting vehicle fuel economy standards, cutting carbon dioxide emissions form power plants and reducing methane emissions in the oil and gas sector.

Many conservatives consider Massachusetts v. EPA and the endangerment finding an overreach. And the decision could easily find itself on the chopping block. In his dissent, then-Justice Antonin Scalia argued that the Clean Air Act, the basis of Massachusetts v. EPA, does not mention climate change and instead targets more conventional air pollution, arguing the EPA is out of line to try to regulate greenhouse gases.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2018issues; boogedyboogedy; deeplysaddened; doomed; envirowhackos; globalwarming; hoax; propaganda; scotus; teotwawki; theskyisfalling; trumpscotus
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1 posted on 06/28/2018 8:50:58 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And we’re all gonna die! Women and children hit hardest.


2 posted on 06/28/2018 8:53:05 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That scare tactic has no power any more.... you can only tell everyone they are going to die unless they do what you want for about a decade. When nothing happens people lose interest and it no longer evokes a response.


3 posted on 06/28/2018 8:53:27 AM PDT by volunbeer (Find the truth and accept it - anything else is delusional)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

SRSLY?! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL! These assclowns need their own show on (not)comedy central.


4 posted on 06/28/2018 8:53:38 AM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess they are trying to connect everything that happens in the world today to this bogus propaganda of theirs. They would be great in the Six Degrees of Separation game.


5 posted on 06/28/2018 8:54:21 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just wait for the wailing when Buzzy kicks the bucket.


6 posted on 06/28/2018 8:54:51 AM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good. All you dummies can make your short miserable lives even more miserable fighting the boogie climate man.

What a bunch of clowns and indoctrinated idiots.


7 posted on 06/28/2018 8:57:45 AM PDT by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s going to make it much, much harder to change my socks, too. Cutting up celery is going to take on a whole new meaning. Little puppies will be noticeably sadder and will wag their tails a bit less. Goldfish will commence to swim clockwise. The implications will be vast.

I have never seen such an incongruous and incomprehensible reaction to Kennedy’s retirement. What, is he not allowed to retire? There are protests blocking highways now. These people by and large can’t even spell “supreme” for the most part.


8 posted on 06/28/2018 8:57:53 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Call Ghostbusters.
The problem is about as real and legitimate as sliming poltergeists,


9 posted on 06/28/2018 8:57:54 AM PDT by MikePipper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hopefully, his pick will make it harder to kill babies and will end the forced acceptance of perversion.


10 posted on 06/28/2018 8:58:48 AM PDT by daler
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
WINNING!

Translation: Courts won't force us to waste money on phony threats.

11 posted on 06/28/2018 8:59:46 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
And by "climate change" they mean "redistribute wealth".
12 posted on 06/28/2018 9:00:52 AM PDT by airborne (I don't always scream at the TV but when I do it's hockey season!)
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To: MrEdd

Wouldn’t it be sweet if that happened this week?

Not that I wish death upon anyone, of course.


13 posted on 06/28/2018 9:03:37 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Anyone who wastes money on TIME subscriptions is a fool.


14 posted on 06/28/2018 9:03:46 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Hey liberals, without looking or counting on your fingers, name all the members of SCOTUS? I’ll give you a hint, there are nine of them.


15 posted on 06/28/2018 9:04:18 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Time is pathetic.


16 posted on 06/28/2018 9:08:42 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: cyclotic

The earth has always had “climate change”. It has done quite well. These LIB lunatics can’t face facts...they can’t reason. Lunatics. I laugh at their worthless existence.


17 posted on 06/28/2018 9:08:49 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Cmp?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Democrats.

18 posted on 06/28/2018 9:11:46 AM PDT by chris37 ("I am everybody." -Mark Robinson)
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To: hal ogen

The earth has warmed and cooled over and over for 4.3 billion years.
TIME overlooked the obvious...


19 posted on 06/28/2018 9:12:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: volunbeer

They have been at this in one form or another for over four decades (started in the 1970s). I remember climate scare stories from my high school days in the 70s.


20 posted on 06/28/2018 9:14:11 AM PDT by Cecily
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