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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: With Trump in office, isn't the case over EPA water rule moot?


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked probably the most obvious question at Wednesday's oral arguments on the Obama administration's Waters of the U.S. rule: With Trump in office, isn't the matter moot?

"May I just ask you a question about if, as seems likely, the rule, the 'waters of the United States' definitional rule is rescinded, is this case moot?" the liberal justice asked a lawyer representing industry opponents of the rule.

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