DC Circ. Panel Tapped For CPP Fight Gives EPA Early Edge

Law360, New York (January 22, 2016, 6:04 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit on Thursday revealed the three-judge panel that will decide challenges to the Obama administration's controversial Clean Power Plan, and the inclusion of two Democratic appointees and judges that have previously backed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's view of its own authority gives the agency a leg up as it defends the rule, experts say.

The appeals court's refusal to put the Clean Power Plan on hold until legal challenges to the rule are completed wasn't the only judicial gift handed to the Obama administration Thursday in the battle over the sweeping regulations that would slash carbon emissions from...

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