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Who's To Blame For Climate Change?

Law360 (December 21, 2010, 1:24 PM EST) -- The Supreme Court ended months of eager waiting this week by accepting for review the controversial Second Circuit Court of Appeals' climate change opinion in Connecticut v. American Electric Power. This decision means that the court may squarely consider the viability of federal nuisance claims premised on damages allegedly caused by the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a former Second Circuit judge, took no part in the decision on the petition for certiorari. Her absence from consideration of this case leaves open the...
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