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Garland Could Be Agency Ally In Energy, Enviro Rule Fights

Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 7:22 PM EDT) -- The willingness of D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland, President Barack Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, to defer to the judgment of federal regulators will likely aid the government in its defense of controversial energy-related regulations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, experts say.

Judge Garland, whom Obama tabbed Wednesday to fill the seat on the high court vacated by the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia, has sided with the EPA in several challenges to its regulations. That...
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