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Legal news from Monday, June 29, 2015
by William Hibbitts

The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Monday that the EPA could not make regulations regarding the toxic emissions of power plants without considering costs. In Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency, the court considered the question of whether the EPA could create regulations under theClean Air Act [42 USC §7412(n)(1)(A)] irrespective …

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by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme court on Monday ruled 5-4 in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission that the Elections Clause of the US Constitution permits the state of Arizona to adopt a commission to draw congressional districts. At issue was a proposition passed by Arizona voters that created a special commission to draw …

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by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 in Glossip v. Gross that Oklahoma's use of the sedative midazolam as part of its lethal injection protocol does not violate the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The issue came before the court after Oklahoma used the midazolam as a replacement …

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