D.C. court makes rare decision to bypass three-judge panel for Clean Power Plan review
In an unusual move, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals announced that oral arguments to assess the merits of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will now take place before a nine-judge panel, bypassing review of challenges by a three-judge panel. The original three-judge panel was scheduled to begin on June 2; the date for the hearing before the larger panel, or en banc court, has now been moved to September 27.

The court did not explain its decision to reschedule ...

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