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.
REUTERS/Larry Downing - Microphones are set up for attorneys in front of the U.S. Supreme Court for them to talk after delivering oral arguments in a U.S. President Barack Obama recess appointments dispute being heard by the court starting today in Washington, January 13, 2014.
Greenhouse Gas Regulation at the Supreme Court - The Limits of Executive Adaptation
February 25, 2014, Philip A. Wallach
On January 24, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will decide how flexible the EPA can be in its regulation of greenhouse gases. In this post, Phil Wallach explores the implications the case may have on executive branch adaptation of existing statutes.
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June 25, 2013, Thomas E. Mann and Raffaela L. Wakeman
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May 20, 2013, Henry J. Aaron
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April 5, 2013, Jonathan Rauch
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