Coney Barrett’s Climate Controversy

Coney Barrett’s Climate Controversy

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, created a bit of controversy during her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week when she called climate change itself “controversial.” 

Why This Matters:  Judge Barrett many questions with the same refrain — she refused to discuss her “policy” views on questions as obvious as do “poll watchers” who are armed intimidate voters, whether birth control should be decriminalized, or if same-sex marriage should be allowed.

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Environmental Cases in the Cross Hairs As Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett

Environmental Cases in the Cross Hairs As Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett

On Saturday, President Trump announced he would nominate Appeals Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, and predictably her approach to environmental cases is likely to be quite conservative.

Why This Matters:  Environmental cases are likely to be heading to the Supreme Court as many statutes need to be interpreted to deal with today’s environmental challenges.

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