Thursday, February 11, 2016

The other big story of the day

Between Sanders and Trump, we saw a story that will have a “huge” (the word of the day) impact on the Obama presidency.    Once again, The Supreme Court halted President Obama going around Congress.   
This is the story:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the centerpiece of his administration’s strategy to combat climate change.
On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration’s Clean Power Plan. The move means the regulations will not be in effect while litigation continues over whether their legality.
The brief order from the justices said that the regulations would be on hold until the legal challenge is completed. The court’s five conservatives all voted to block the rule. The order noted that the four liberals would have denied the application.
The 27 states opposing President Obama’s regulations are acting in self defense. In other words, these states, including West Virginia, need these plants to create jobs. 
The Obama administration did not consult these states and try to find some common ground, a reasonable point between concern for the environment and paychecks.
What happens now? We will hear more arguments both ways. However, this is another good sign that President Obama is running into five Justices who do not appreciate his expansion of presidential powers.
A good day for the U.S. Constitution!
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