Doug Kendall

Doug Kendall is president of Constitutional Accountability Center.

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The Supreme Court’s latest greenhouse-gas ruling is a 97% victory for the environment

One doesn’t typically associate Justice Antonin Scalia with environmental victories, but Monday's decision in a case against EPA is just that.

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How little-known judges could thwart Obama’s climate plans

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit holds great power over implementation of environmental laws -- and it's packed with conservatives.

The Climate Desk

Can federal courts help tackle global warming?

If Congress and the president fail to tackle global warming, can courts step in? Can federal judges allow people struggling with the losses of global warming to sue polluters directly? The idea may at first seem crazy. In a legal …

Justice Stevens’ pro-environmental legacy embodies a simple approach: follow the law

Following last Friday’s announcement that Justice John Paul Stevens will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of this term, President Obama hailed the Court’s most senior Justice as “an impartial guardian of the law.” This description is certainly …