In my CFIF column today, I explain the double-edged sword that was Monday’s decision by the Supreme Court to disallow a radical environmental lawsuit brought by Connecticut and other states against five power companies. Please follow the link to read the whole thing, where I explain why it is that:
[T]his is bad tort law theory being overturned not because it is bad tort law, but because of reliance on bad science and bad earlier judging. Those latter two wrongs have led to a right result, but for the wrong reasons.
I don’t want to sound alarmist, because on the whole it is a very good thing the case was decided this way. As Justice Alito wrote, the question of reconsidering the bad earlier ruling was not brought before the court by any of the parties to the case, so this outcome was almost assuredly the best that could have been hoped for under the circumstances. Hans von Spakovsky explains more here.
In short, globaloney and the trial bar both took a hit, but this is far from a total victory for constitutionalists or for reasonable environmental moderates (which is what all good conservatives/conservationists should be).
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?