• Minnesota Supreme Court weighs fate of PolyMet mine permits

    14 days ago - By Chron

    MINNEAPOLIS - Lawyers for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine and state regulators urged the Minnesota Supreme Court on Tuesday to defer to the judgment of the state Department of Natural Resources and reinstate three critical permits for the project.
    Attorneys for the DNR and PolyMet argued that the agency acted within its authority when it decided, after years of public environmental review and permitting proceedings, that there was no need to hold an additional trial-like proceeding known as a contested case hearing. They said state statues gave the agency's commissioner discretion...
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  • Biden says that he's 'not a fan' of packing the Supreme Court but doesn't want it to be the 'focus' of this election cycle

    14 days ago - By Business Insider

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden delivers remarks at a voter mobilization event in Cincinnati.
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    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Monday that he is "not a fan" of court packing, his firmest response to a question that he has been asked about for weeks.
    "I want to keep focused," he said. "The president would love nothing better than to fight about whether or not I would, in fact, pack the court or not pack the court."
    With Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court confirmation hearings currently underway, the issue has gained prominence among...
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  • GOP has been aggressively trying to pack supreme courts at state level, study says

    14 days ago - By Washington Post

    Court-packing has a surprisingly rich recent history, with efforts documented in 11 states, including two that succeeded.
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