There is still more commentary on Tuesday’s order blocking the Obama administration’s implementation of its “Clean Power Plan.”  The editorial board of The New York Times characterizes the order as “deeply disturbing on two fronts,” while at Katrianna Brisack contends that, even if “the Court treated this unexpected move as a routine procedural nicety, in reality its effects on both the atmosphere and the law could be disastrous.”  And at ACSblog, Justin Pidot suggests that the Justices’ “concerns may boil down to this: The coal industry, likely the primary target of state implementation of the CPP, is too big for EPA to regulate absent an express congressional directive.”


  • At Constitution Daily, Lyle Denniston “looks at Bernie Sanders’s desire to banish the Citizens United decision, and the constitutional barriers in the way.”
  • At the U.S. Law Week Blog, Kimberly Robinson discusses a pending petition at the Court in which “a group of American Samoans claim they are being denied birthright citizenship guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.”

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