The Supreme Court Decision That Will Leave You Speechless

As a conservative opinion writer, I find it uncommon to praise President Joe Biden. However, the recent support for Trump’s steel tariffs by the Biden administration, backed by the U.S. Supreme Court, deserves recognition.

This unusual alliance not only safeguards national security and American manufacturing jobs but also has implications for the ongoing climate change lawsuits.

The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to deny USP Holdings Inc.’s appeal demonstrates strong support for the tariffs, which were implemented under Section 232 of the Trade Act of 1962. The tariffs aimed to boost domestic production of airplanes, ships, and military materials using U.S. steel, even though they caused tension with some allies.

In addition to the steel tariffs case, the Supreme Court is preparing to make significant rulings on climate change lawsuits. As detailed by Boyden Gray, a former counsel to the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, federal courts are currently divided on whether these lawsuits should be governed by state or federal law. The Supreme Court is likely to provide a resolution.

The Court has long held that lawsuits involving cross-state air and water pollution must be determined under federal law. This precedent prevents states and cities from imposing their environmental agendas on neighboring jurisdictions or infringing on federal environmental laws, regulations, and international treaties.

Progressive states and cities are now pursuing lawsuits, seeking billions of dollars for damages allegedly linked to past, present, and future climate change. These entities are attempting to use state law to bypass the principle maintained by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The Supreme Court has a unique opportunity this term to deal a significant blow to those attempting to manipulate laws to target large corporations under the guise of “climate change,” as cautioned by Gray.

In conclusion, while President Biden may not be a favorite among conservatives, this rare instance of unity between his administration and President Trump’s policies is noteworthy. We can only hope that the Supreme Court will continue to defend conservative values in their rulings on climate change lawsuits.