By Tierney Sneed
The Supreme Court’s decision to block President Obama’s climate change plan sent shockwaves through the legal community, environmental activists and even the industries that oppose these environmental regulations.
The order was surprising not just because it was a rebuke to a major priority of Obama’s administration. It also was at odds the Supreme Court’s usual practice in choosing when to halt a major regulation from moving forward. All four liberal justices expressed their disagreement with injunction.
“It’s surprising because the Supreme Court very rarely grants stays at this stage litigation,” Eric Posner, a professor at the University of Chicago Law School, told TPM. “It’s just not done very much.”
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