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9th Circ. Pick Treads Fine Line On Environmental Stance

Law360 (July 11, 2018, 4:30 PM EDT) -- Ryan D. Nelson, the third person nominated by President Donald Trump for a Ninth Circuit seat, acknowledged humans played a role in climate change but said during testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday that he believed courts must adhere to the letter of the law when interpreting often old or ambiguous environmental statutes. 

Nelson’s nomination has garnered the support of both Republican senators from his home state of Idaho, including committee member Mike Crapo, who chaired the hearing, and James Risch, who introduced Nelson as having...
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