A major climate change lawsuit brought by eight states against five utilities has been pending decision for nearly three years before a 2nd Circuit panel on which Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is the presiding judge. The delay, some have posited, is the result of the controversial nature of the case, and that was only heightened by initial speculation about Sotomayor as a potential Supreme Court nominee and how any decision might affect her chances.
Questions Arise About Long Delay by Sotomayor-Led Panel in Climate Case
The National Law Journal
May 29, 2009