“Supreme Court: What A Kavanaugh Court Means For Environmental Law”

“With President Trump appearing likely to have the Senate votes to pick Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's successor, court watchers are quickly zeroing in on the court's likely new swing vote: Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Trump's new appointee would undoubtedly move the court further right, installing a sixth conservative on the bench.

Since Justice Anthony Kennedy retired in 2018, the court's fulcrum has been Chief Justice John Roberts, who has sometimes sided with his liberal colleagues to provide the critical fifth vote in several close decisions.”

Jeremy P. Jacobs and Pamela King report for E&E News September 22, 2020.

SEE ALSO:

“Ginsburg's Death Could Reawaken Mass. v EPA” (E&E News)

“Kavanaugh Emerges as Unlikely Liberal Hope for Court Swing Vote” (Bloomberg Environment)

“Roberts Will Struggle to Hold Center as Court’s Makeup Shifts” (Bloomberg Environment)

“Ginsburg Left A Long Environmental Legacy” (Politico)