The Supreme Court overturned the Obama administration’s landmark air quality rule on Monday, ruling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not properly consider the costs of the regulation.
In a 5-4 ruling, the justices ruled that the EPA should have taken into account the costs to utilities and others in the power sector before even deciding whether to set limits for the toxic air pollutants it regulated in 2011.
Ach, well. Moral of the story? There should* be a moratorium on Supreme Court nominations in this year or the next. We had a couple of liberal Supreme Court judges today insist the Eighth Amendment forbids the death penalty even though the Fifth Amendment specifically and explicitly allows for the death penalty and both Amendments were passed at the same time. I have no further interest in humoring their delusions.
*Yes, this time I will concede that there’s little to no chance of that happening. But I refuse to just shut up – or give up – about my opinions, simply because I know I’m going to be overruled. I consider succumbing to that to be a moral weakness, and I already have a full slate of those, thanks.