Scalia's Death Deals Blow To Clean Power Plan Foes

Law360, New York (February 16, 2016, 8:18 PM EST) -- The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia removes a leading skeptic of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate carbon emissions from the nation's top court and boosts the Clean Power Plan's chances of surviving legal challenges, experts say.

Justice Scalia, who died Saturday at age 79, joined the high court's four other conservative members in voting last week to stay the Clean Power Plan while it's being challenged in court, over the votes of the court's four liberal justices. To many observers, the unprecedented move was a signal that a majority of justices doubted the EPA had...

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