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Ilya Shapiro

Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies
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Spin Cycle: White House Spins SCOTUS Stay on Climate Plan

As one of us has already noted, on Monday evening the Supreme Court voted 5–4 to put President Obama’s Clean Power Plan on ice—where it will remain until the justices get a chance to rule on the regulatory package themselves or until a new President sidelines it. The White House, whistling past a graveyard of unrecyclable solar panels (thanks to all the arsenic in them), blew up the vorticity of its spin cycle into relativistic speeds, calling it a “bump in the road” and a “temporary procedural issue.”