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Baltimore, Big Oil wage Supreme Court battle over climate change lawsuit

Anti-scaling fencing has been placed in front of the Supreme Court, which stands across the street from the U.S. Capitol, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)

An attorney for about two dozen fossil fuel companies urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to have Baltimore’s climate change lawsuit against Big Oil litigated in federal rather than state court. Kannon K. Shanmugam pressed the justices to rule ...

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Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left, before a ceremonial swearing in in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation.

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