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23
Jun
16

The President’s Day

US President Barack Obama speaks about the Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and immigration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, June 23, 2016. Obama on Thursday condemned the Supreme Court's ruling blocking his bid to change immigration policy as "heartbreaking" and urged Americans not to fear the millions of people who want to make their lives in the United States. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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US President Barack Obama speaks about the Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and immigration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, June 23, 2016. Obama on Thursday condemned the Supreme Court's ruling blocking his bid to change immigration policy as "heartbreaking" and urged Americans not to fear the millions of people who want to make their lives in the United States. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama speaks about the Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and immigration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, June 23, 2016. Obama on Thursday condemned the Supreme Court's ruling blocking his bid to change immigration policy as "heartbreaking" and urged Americans not to fear the millions of people who want to make their lives in the United States. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks about the Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and immigration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House

<> on June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC.

US President Barack Obama speaks about the Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and immigration in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, DC, June 23, 2016. Obama on Thursday condemned the Supreme Court's ruling blocking his bid to change immigration policy as "heartbreaking" and urged Americans not to fear the millions of people who want to make their lives in the United States. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court divided evenly over Obama's plan to shield as many as 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, a deadlock that effectively kills the initiative for the rest of his presidency. Photographer: Molly Riley/Pool via Bloomberg

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court divided evenly over Obama's plan to shield as many as 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, a deadlock that effectively kills the initiative for the rest of his presidency. Photographer: Molly Riley/Pool via Bloomberg

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: US President Barack Obama talks about today's Supreme Court ruling, at the White House June 23, 2016 in Washington, DC. The high court today announced that it was evenly divided in a case concerning President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the White House briefing room in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 23, 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court divided evenly over Obama's plan to shield as many as 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation, a deadlock that effectively kills the initiative for the rest of his presidency. Photographer: Molly Riley/Pool via Bloomberg

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US President Barack Obama walks to Marine One prior to departure from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, June 23, 2016, en route to California and Washington. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama walks to Marine One prior to depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, en route to California and Washington

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: US President Barack Obama waves as he walks toward Marine One while departing from the South Lawn of the White House, June 23, in Washington, DC. President Obama is traveling to San Jose, California to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit on Friday. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One, before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on June 23, 2016 en route to California. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

29
Jun
15

What Did SCOTUS Do Today?

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Truly shows the pettiness and privilege of Fisher. She was not qualified, but because she’s white, the heavens must always grant her everything. At the end of the day, more whites benefited but she’s butthurt because 5 Black and Latino students were granted admission. The privilege is disgusting

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Trust and believe President Obama is not going to be waiting years to fix this BS from the SCOTUS

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Emily Atkin: BREAKING: The Supreme Court Will Allow Coal Plants To Emit Unlimited Mercury

Power plants will continue to able to emit unlimited mercury, arsenic, and other pollutants thanks to the Supreme Court, which on Monday invalidated the first-ever U.S. regulations to limit toxic heavy metal pollution from coal and oil-fired plants. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards, commonly referred to as MATS. The EPA had been trying to implement a rule that cut down on toxic mercury pollution for more than two decades. But the Supreme Court majority opinion, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, said the EPA acted unlawfully when it failed to consider how much the regulation would cost the power industry before deciding to craft the rule.

“EPA must consider cost — including cost of compliance — before deciding whether regulation is appropriate and necessary,” the opinion reads. “It will be up to the [EPA] to decide (as always, within the limits of reasonable interpretation) how to account for cost.” The decision doesn’t mean power plants will never be subject to regulations on toxic air pollutants. Instead, it means the EPA will have to go back to the drawing board, and find some mechanism to consider how much it will cost the power industry. Until another version of MATS is approved — a process that often takes years — power plants will have no limits on their emissions of mercury, arsenic, chromium, and other toxins. In other words, the rule is effectively delayed.

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