How many Supreme Court justices consider themselves environmentalists?



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    No Supreme Court justices identify publicly with any political or interest group dedicated to the environmental movement. According to an NY Times article published in the summer of 2009, “In the past 40 years or so, ever since environmental law emerged as a separate field based on major statutes enacted in the 1970s, the Supreme Court has been reasonably receptive to cases brought by environmental groups.” However, this has changed under the leadership of Chief Justice Roberts. The court ruled against most of the environmental cases that came in front of it in 2009. None of the justices currently on the bench seem to be strongly in favour of pro-environment issues. However, the newest appointee, Justice Sotomayor has not quite had an opportunity to do so. Consequently, I think it would be safe to say that her stance is unknown at this point. 

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