Supreme court decisions: court deals blow on climate but Biden wins immigration case – live 

From abortion to guns, the rulings by the 6-3 conservative supermajority have dramatically shaped American life. Photograph: Will Dunham/Reuters

Biden can end Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, supreme court rules

In its second and final decision of the day, the Supreme Court on Thursday said Joe Biden can end a controversial Trump-era immigration policy, known as Remain in Mexico. The ruling affirms a president’s broad power to set the nation’s immigration policy. 


The ruling concludes the most consequential supreme court term in recent memory.

Supreme Court limits federal power to regulate carbon emissions

The Supreme Court on Thursday sharply curbed the federal government’s authority to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants, dealing a major blow to the administration’s climate goals. 

In a 6-3 ruling, the court’s conservative supermajority sided with conservative states and fossil fuel companies in a move that will hobble efforts to move the US away from coal-burning power plants and toward sources of renewable energy.

The decision will have “profound implications for the government’s overall regulatory power” and will “seriously hinder America’s ability to stave off disastrous global heating,” writes Oliver Milman, the Guardian’s environment reporter.



And from earlier this week:

Source: The Guardian and NYT

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