by Jim Thompson
In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the president’s Clean Power Plan before review by a federal appeals court, report Adam Liptak and Coral Davenport at The New York Times.
At Time, Benjamin Crump, president of the National Bar Association, calls for the criminal prosecution of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) and other officials responsible for supplying the city of Flint with contaminated water.
On Tuesday, the Maryland General Assembly overrode a veto from Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and re-enfranchised over 40,000 formerly-incarcerated individuals, says Zachary Roth at MSNBC.
In Newsweek, Andrew Hamm discusses new research showing a correlation between the political ideologies of Supreme Court justices and their birth order. According to the study, “a justice who was a first or only child is more likely than other justices to hold conservative political ideologies and is less willing to strike down legislation, even when disagreeing with the law.”