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Clean Power Plan on Track: Court Dumps Bid to Block EPA from Curbing Power Plant Carbon Pollution

David Doniger | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
David Doniger

The federal court of appeals in Washington rejected a bid to snuff out the EPA's Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration's historic plan to put the first-ever limits on dangerous carbon pollution from the nation's 1500 coal- and gas-fired power plants.

There They Go Again

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

The ACA's opponents may be willing to say anything in their efforts at another chance in front of the Supreme Court, but what they're saying about en banc review doesn't make much more sense than what they've been saying about the meaning of the ACA.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Mo...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Senator Tries To Trick Obama Nominee Into Bashing Other Nominee | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) tried to get D.C. Circuit court nominee Robert Wilkins to criticize statements made by another of President...

The Next Nuclear Test

Doug Kendall | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

If Senate Republicans follow through on threats to prevent confirmation of any of Obama's nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit under the fig leaf of an argument about whether this court needs more judges, we could quickly be back to the nuclear brink.

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Wrongly Accuse Obama Of Court-Packing -- Again | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may not be factually accurate, but some Republican senators just can't resist accusing President Barack Obama of "court-packing" as h...

Five Things Republicans Don't Want You to Know About the D.C. Circuit

Marge Baker | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Marge Baker

The Associated Press is reporting that tomorrow President Obama will nominate three experienced people to the influential Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Senate Republicans are predictably promising to block all three nominees for reasons completely unrelated to their qualifications or backgrounds.

Use the Nuke, Harry, Use the Nuke

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans have abused the filibuster process at a record rate. They've manipulated Senate recess to unprecedented levels. They've delayed and appealed decisions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can hobble this right-wing campaign against working people by deploying the nuclear option.

BREAKING COURT NEWS: President Does Job. Republicans Set Hair on Fire.

Nan Aron | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Nan Aron

President Obama is expected to make nominations for the three empty seats on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. This should be a routine story. Which is why you may be puzzled to hear Senate Republicans are screaming bloody murder.

Obama To Nominate 3 For Major Court

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama plans to nominate three judges to a critical federal court in a move that The New York Times says "will effective...

Scalia: Recuse or Resign

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Scalia has a right to believe voting rights are a "perpetuation of racial entitlement" for blacks and Hispanics, but should promote this repellent and biased view on conservative talk radio, not the court.