What can we say about Judge Sotomayor's approach to environmental matters? Here are some assessments from Richard Frank (Legal Planet) and Kate Sheppard (Grist).
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Separately, based on the comment that "The Clean Water Act says that these intake structures must use the "best technology available'," I had the thought that in many cases, Congress invites judges to "make specific law," because Congress itself has not done so, or because Congress has passed a law that cannot be carried out literally. "Best technology available," indeed.
If cap and trade passes, the wise Latina will have to side with the Latino population who are angry about their utility bills tripling...and overrule cap and trade if it makes it to SCOTUS and she's on it.
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