The Supreme Court’s very last decision for the term, Michigan v. EPA, grants a challenge to the the EPA’s long overdue limits on toxic pollution from coal-fired power plants by a coalition of power companies, coal mining companies and allied states. In a narrow 5-4 decision, Justice Scalia portrayed the EPA as having unreasonably refused… Read more »
Big win for marriage equality
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Last Thursday, 6.4 million consumers could breathe a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts in a 6-3 ruling, affirmed that all parts of the Affordable Care Act remain the law of the land. With this latest attack on the health care law resolved, we have reached a turning… Read more »
By Kyle Barry AFJ Director of Justice Programs Apparently the looming July 4th recess isn’t enough for Chuck Grassley to schedule a long-overdue judicial confirmation hearing. Instead, the Judiciary Committee Chairman appears to be guaranteeing at least three consecutive weeks without a confirmation hearing. Such needless delay, so clearly motivated by a partisan desire to… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA: This decision to strike down EPA regulations cleaning up toxic air pollution literally puts lives in jeopardy. The rule overturned by the majority today would have prevented 11,000… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2015: Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Glossip v. Gross: Today, the Supreme Court endorsed the barbarism of the death penalty by allowing states to kill prisoners with a drug protocol that Justice Kagan aptly described as… Read more »
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 26, 2015 Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron released the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges: We are thrilled that the Supreme Court has declared marriage bans on the basis of sexual orientation relics of a discarded past. The Court has made it… Read more »
AFJ in the News
Liberals still giddy over a series of major victories at the Supreme Court last week got a bracing reality check Monday, as conservatives carried the day on key cases involving the death penalty and President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda.
The U.S. Supreme Court says the Environmental Protection Agency “unreasonably” interpreted federal law when it deemed cost irrelevant to the decision to regulate power plants.
Its impact on Texas businesses is not yet clear, but the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the EPA’s 2012 rule subjecting the nation’s power plants to new restrictions on emission of pollutants, especially mercury, was illegal.
On April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on one of the most anticipated constitutional law issues in recent memory: the right of same-sex couples to marry. The cases, four consolidated ones from Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, presented two questions for the Court: first, whether the states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and second, whether states must recognize the marriages of same-sex couples married in other states.