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The Supreme Court handed Democrats a devastating blow by ruling in favor of an Idaho couple who wanted to build a house near Priest Lake, in the state’s panhandle.
By a 5-4 vote, the court limited the government’s ability to regulate wetlands.
In order to introduce more regulations, the wetland must have a “continuous surface connection” to larger, regulated body of water.
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While the federal government intends to regulate water pollution, the government more commonly uses its power to infringe on American civil liberties.
This is the second time in two years that a conservative majority on the court has limited the scope of the federal government.
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The court overturned the previous 17-year-old decision made by Anthony Kennedy, which permitted the regulation of wetlands that are connected to larger waterways.
Experts in environmental protection had anticipated that the reduction in the scope of the Clean Water Act would result in the loss of safeguarding measures for over half of the wetlands in the United States.