Monday, 6 August 2018

Top court nominee has long knocked back environmental rules.

FILE - In this July 11, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh smiles during a meeting with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Environmental groups were not going to be happy with anyone President Donald Trump was likely to nominate to the Supreme Court. But with the pick of Kavanaugh, a judge for the last 12 years on the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia, they’re getting a judge with a long record of slapping back Environmental Protection Agency regulations. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Environmental groups were not going to be happy with anyone President Donald Trump picked for the Supreme Court. But the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh has them especially worried.

A conservative who would replace the more moderate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh has a record of slapping back Environmental Protection Agency regulations during his 12 years as a federal appeals court judge.

Kavanaugh could shift the court to the right in many areas. But Kennedy was especially pivotal on environmental cases, ruling with the majority on nearly all of them over 30 years on the bench — and often siding with the environmentalists in the biggest cases.



By Geoff Mulvihill.
Full story at Yahoo News.

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