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What now for the Supreme Court and climate change without RBG?

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Stronberg is a senior executive and attorney with over 40 years of experience in federal and state energy, environmental and sustainability issues. He is the founder and principal of The JBS...

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Why are we concerned about the balance of the political leanings of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States? And do the justices always stick to a conservative or liberal stance when deciding cases? How should we look at the path of climate change in our society with a conservative Supreme Court? Joel Stronberg answers these questions and more in this special episode, as we pause to consider the big picture following the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


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Matt Chester on Oct 9, 2020

Climate change in the courts is a great example of where the ideal of not bringing partisanship into the judicial branch is critical (as ridiculous as it continues to be that climate change has been made partisan in the first place). We have mechanisms that are allowed by law to make progress on these necessary policies-- so as long as lawmakers stick to those levers, the courts should have no reason to strike them down. Fingers crossed reality does play out that way. 

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