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nnnnn , the supreme court wrapping up a momentous nine months session monday following huge rulings last week in favor of obamacare and gay marriage but this time the court delivering the president a stinging defeat sane in a five four decision obama's environmental protection agency cross the line with new rules to cut pollution by power plants , the court ruling the e. p. a. wrongly failed to consider how much it would cost utilities to rein in mercury emissions , valerie vulcan feet she is covering the story for reuters , mercury pollution can cause a range of respiratory illness environmental groups in the e. p. a. and those who support the e. p. a. or saying yes it is a setback for industry they claim it as a victory and they are really making the point that , some of these regulations are very costly and that the e. p. a. needs to be more mindful about how much it will cost industry the court also ruling states can keep using a controversial drug my dazzle and to knock out death row convicts during lethal injections this case coming from oklahoma which made headlines for the botched execution of inmate clayton lockett last year who had a fatal heart attack after getting the drug critics say it violates protections against cruel and unusual punishment , but by a five four vote the court disagreed looking ahead the court may have another big term next year when among other things it tackles affirmative act