Monday, April 2, 2007

A Busy Day at the Supreme Court

The high Court has been busy today. Here it denied to hear an appeal by some Guantanamo detainees until they have exhausted their remedies under the Military Commissions Act of 2006.

And, in other news, here is the Court's opinion in Massachusetts v. EPA, in which the Court found against the government and gave the EPA jurisdiction over regulating carbon dioxide. It seems that a five-vote majority was willing to bend the administrative procedures in order to reach what it considered to be a necessary result. The four dissenters seemed more focused on procedures.

I haven't read the EPA opinion yet, but I have read the denial of certiorari. I'll have a more complete breakdown later.

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