The Supreme Court of the United States is the nation's highest judicial body. Its nine justices serve life terms and are appointed by the president of the United States with the concurrence of the U.S. Senate. The nomination and confirmation of new justices is always accompanied by political maneuvering and sometimes heated debates as the high court's rulings can fundamentally influence many aspects of American social, political and economic life. Brookings experts examine many of the political and procedural issues connected to the court.
Tuesday’s other big news: Supreme Court stays Obama's Clean Power Plan
February 10, 2016, Philip A. Wallach
While the country watched early returns from New Hampshire, the Supreme Court put a halt to the Obama administration's plans to regulate greenhouse gases. Philip Wallach weighs in why the recent court action could spell doom for the president's climate change agenda as his term expires.
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