SCOTUS takes on the First Amendment case of The Slants, a band crying foul over a U.S. patent office refusal to trademark its name by Amber Healy The Supreme Court of the […]
As honor dwindles, so does hope. Is hope a descendant of honor? If if is, perhaps a little hope can be derived from recent statements of members of Congress in response to […]
by Amber Healy It’s not often a winning party in a long-fought legal battle asks the Supreme Court in the United States to review a lower court’s ruling that had been made in […]
By Amber Healy Just as The Slants prepare to release a new album with a new singer, it might be time to prepare to face the U.S. Supreme Court. Sadly, this won’t […]
If your taste in politics runs toward the hardball, then you’re about to be sated. President Obama today nominated the chief judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]
Supreme Court “Friend of the Court” brief challenges EPA’s climate change, greenhouse gas regulations
It will take more than bad science, worse logic, and fanciful claims of climate expertise to convince the Supreme Court that the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations are unconstitutional.
Gay marriage will finally get its day before the Supreme Court. The issues are legally and culturally complex and the outcome uncertain in the eyes of many observers. I’m no Constitutional scholar, […]
Libertarians and engineers should both engage and work to address industrial climate disruption instead of fleeing to the illusory safety of science denial.
The recent appeals court ruling that the EPA has the authority to regulate greenhouse gases will stand until the Republicans control the Presidency and have a filibuster- proof majority of the Senate, or until a liberal Supreme Court Justice is replaced by a conservative.
The states and industry groups tried to argue that the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations went against the Clean Air Act in multiple ways. But the DC appeals court strongly disagreed, finding in every instance that the EPA was “unambiguously correct.”