So the court just shot the latest sacred cow of the left with the decision on West Virginia v. the Environmental Protection Agency by limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate CO2 emissions.

The money quote comes from page 19 of the decision:

Agencies have only the power given to them by Congress, and enabling legislation is generally not an open book to which the agency [may] add pages and change the plot line.

The left, as I am sure you are aware, is pissed:

I wonder how long it will take for one of these assholes to shoot a SCOTUS justice. I think things will get spicy after that.

Larry Correia has an interesting take:

I’m with Larry in recognizing that this decision will be far more impactful and wide ranging than the decision striking down Roe. The left is so busy being pissed off about abortion that they haven’t noticed that bureaucrats just lost a lot of power with this decision.


DMLMD · June 30, 2022 at 11:03 am

Will this and other recent (and hopefully other) rulings that promote the Constitution and our representative government have the effect of further dividing the country and (hopefully not) promote CWII? But, better in my lifetime than my grandchildren (I got old somewhere along the line)….

EN2 SS · June 30, 2022 at 1:33 pm

The bureaucommies will do as the rest of the demoncrats are doing, just do it anyway, no one will/can stop them.

    Max B · June 30, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Stop being such an effing defeatist! 3 great rulings in a row and you still grumble about losing. Get a friggin grip.

      Brewer · June 30, 2022 at 4:36 pm

      Great decisions! How are they going to be enforced? NYC is already telling the court to fuck off. The proresso-fascists will continue to do what they want.

      EN2 SS · June 30, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      Grow up and read history, this isn’t the first time pResidents have asked about how SCOTUS will enforce their decisions.

        Max B · June 30, 2022 at 5:51 pm

        Ok Boomer, keep crying in your beer.

          Big Ruckus D · June 30, 2022 at 7:25 pm

          The decisions are refreshingly decent standing on their own, I’ll not knock that. But here we have major political subdivisions in the form of cities and states already openly declaring they will not follow that which is dictated by the rulings. And in case you haven’t noticed, the DOJ as it presently exists isn’t exactly concerned with forcing the issue on those who are effectively in revolt against the authorirty of the court. What, praytell, brings about a sudden change in that trajectory?

          So just to reiterate, from where does one expect enforcement will come under these circumstances? If we had a republican administration (as useless as they tend to be big-picture wise) there might be some nominal half hearted attempt at bringing these uppity shitweasels to heal. With emporer poopypants stumblefuck and his legion of leftist minions in place, not a chance.

          This will get about as much enforcement as Trump got against sanctuary cities, and they were and still are aiding and abetting criminals in rank violation of immigration law. The machine will not enforce anything it doesn’t care to, as has been obvious for years now. If that suddenly changes, l may well drop dead from the shock.

SiG · June 30, 2022 at 4:03 pm

For the very low key talk about this ruling I’m seeing in the news, this one has the potential to be really, really huge.

It’s not just the EPA and ATF. It’s Every Freaking Agency of the Fed.Gov. The FAA and how they regulate airplanes, and everything that goes on one; the FCC and not just everything about radios but wired and wireless internet, broadcast and Cable TV, the FDA and everything they touch and on and on.

For decades congress has told them to regulate everything because congress is too stupid to. Sorry if your job is too hard for you. Maybe you shouldn’t legislate in these areas.

    Danny's not here · June 30, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    Right on – well said. I hope it snowballs.

    Big Ruckus D · June 30, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    That sounds great. But look at Congress. These people are grifters, whores and morons. They will deem this ruling too tough to comply with, given it would require them draft and vote on massive amounts of new legislation to take the place of all the regulations likely voided by this ruling. And do we really want these assholes taking up all these regulations and tryng to pass them into law anyway?

    Ideally this ruling should mean the regualtions just go away and become unenforceable. I’m not confident that a bunch of people whose life mission was to fuck around with every conceivable thing they can exercise authority over will suddenly just say “oh, our bad. Nevermind all that stuff.”

Steve S · June 30, 2022 at 5:34 pm

Who’s going to enforce it? Notice that powers not specific to the federal government are reserved to the States or the people? That’s who.

Hope to have some pocketchange left · June 30, 2022 at 6:01 pm

But, but, but, muh pen and phone?

Toastrider · July 1, 2022 at 10:53 am

The solution, of course, is for states to instruct federal agencies to behave.

And when they do not, take them into custody.

Of course, that is a bit of a Rubicon to cross…

    Aesop · July 1, 2022 at 11:25 am

    From your lips to God’s ears.

    The sheriff who filled his jail with over-stepping federal minions would be re-elected until the day he died, and the stand-off between state police and Feds would be epic.

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