At The American: "Supreme Climate Folly," on the Supreme Court decision telling EPA to list CO2 as an air pollutant. Conclusion:
The irony is that the Supreme Court, which jealously guards against any hint of a religious symbol on public property lest a religion be established, has gone a long way toward making the Earth Cult the official religion of the United States.
To a one-time expert in administrative law -- I was Research DIrector of the Administrative Conference of the United States -- the most shocking part of the decision is that it's elementary legal craftsmanship is so shoddy. To get to its desired result, the majority was willing to simply ignore the absolutely elementary canons of statutory interpretation and administrative law.
The decision is also an example of the institutional wreckage wrought by the climate change issue, in which every body that touches it gets de-legitimized, including the EPA, the presidency, the scientific community, the mainstream media, and the Supreme Court itself.
My fantasy is a scene in which the five guilty justices sit at the Supreme Court bench and perform ritual yubitsume to demonstrate their mortification.