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Europe's quandary buttresses the Supreme Court's answer to 'major questions' on energy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has crystalized the critical importance of America’s energy security, as our European allies — increasingly dependent on Russian fossil fuels to keep the lights on when “renewable” power sources fail to meet demand — balance their need to confront Vladimir Putin with maintaining their access to Russian oil and gas. These events make all the more important the pending ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in West Virginia v. EPA, a landmark case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s Obama-era Clean Power Plan — which could drive the U.S. itself toward inadequate, unreliable domestic energy sources and inevitable dependence on foreign countries.
MISSOURI STATE
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Berkeleyan Online

California Supreme Court ruling upholds enrollment freeze at UC Berkeley

Chancellor Carol Christ and Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Catherine P. Koshland sent the following message to the campus community Thursday:. We have just learned that the Supreme Court of California has issued its ruling, which leaves intact a lower court order that will freeze enrollment at 2020-21 levels and prevent students who would have been offered in-person admission to the University of California, Berkeley, this fall from receiving that offer.
BERKELEY, CA
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U.S. Supreme Court nixes CIA contractors' testimony on Guantanamo detainee

WASHINGTON, March 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that due to national security concerns two former CIA contractors cannot be questioned in a Polish investigation into the treatment of Abu Zubaydah, a suspected high-ranking al Qaeda figure who was repeatedly subjected to a type of torture called waterboarding.
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Wisconsin Supreme Court approves congressional map proposed by Democratic governor

In a 4-3 ruling, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court on Thursday approved congressional and legislative maps proposed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. “Hell yes,” Evers said in a statement Thursday evening celebrating the court's decision. He called the new maps “a vast improvement from the gerrymandered maps Wisconsin has had for the last decade and the even more gerrymandered Republicans maps that I vetoed last year.”
WISCONSIN STATE
NPR

Supreme Court rules against disclosure in torture case

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal government can shield former government contractors from testifying about the torture of a post-9/11 detainee. The decision likely will make it harder for victims to expose secret government misconduct in the future. Abu Zubaydah was the first prisoner held by the CIA...
Nature.com

This US Supreme Court decision could derail Biden’s climate plan

Controversial lawsuit has put the US government’s ability to slash carbon emissions on the line. You have full access to this article via your institution. The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a controversial lawsuit that could deal yet another blow to President Joe Biden’s climate agenda. Depending on how the court rules, the lawsuit has the power not only to prevent the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating future greenhouse-gas emissions, but also to potentially reshape other US agencies’ regulatory powers.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE
POLITICO

Weighing history, GOP senators wrestle over Supreme Court votes

Mitt Romney and Roy Blunt are torn over the same Supreme Court quandary: whether to shake off GOP pressure to oppose Ketanji Brown Jackson and vote for the first Black woman justice. Though Jackson hasn’t even had her confirmation hearing yet, the independent-minded Romney and retiring Blunt are trying to...
Lincoln Journal Star

State Supreme Court to decide whether Morfeld eligible to run for county attorney

The question of whether state Sen. Adam Morfeld is eligible to run for Lancaster County Attorney isn’t settled yet. Attorneys for the state and local Republican Party on Thursday appealed this week's Lancaster County District Court ruling that sided with the county election commissioner in finding that Morfeld met the statutory requirements for his name to appear on the May 10 primary ballot.
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