New Berkman report highlights co-op’s challenges to build a better fiber optic network

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On April 20, the Berkman Center for Internet and Society released “WiredWest: a Cooperative of Municipalities Forms to Build a Fiber Optic Network,” a report written by Berkman Center Co-director and Harvard Law Professor Susan Crawford; Waide Warner, Harvard Law lecturer and senior advisor at Berkman’s Cyberlaw Clinic; and Berkman fellow David Talbot.

Two former Republican EPA Administrators file brief supporting Obama’s plan to cut carbon emissions

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Two former EPA Administrators, who served Republican Presidents, William D. Ruckelshaus and William K. Reilly, filed a friend of the court brief supporting the Obama administration’s plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. EPA’s Clean Power Plan is being challenged in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by a coalition of State and industry opponents. This week, EPA filed its response to the legal challenge, and a number of other briefs are being filed in support of the Administration.

Harvard Gazette: The costs of inequality–Across Harvard, efforts to improve lives

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This is the last in the Harvard Gazette’s series on inequality, one of America’s most vexing problems, examining Harvard’s ground-level efforts to make a difference in the surrounding communities, and beyond.

Lazarus looks at Obama emissions plan in post-Scalia court

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Justice Antonin Scalia’s death and the battle over selecting his successor have raised the prospect of an extended period with a Supreme Court split 4-4 between conservative and liberal justices–‘In short, a mess’ for the legal future of the Clean Power Plan, according to Richard Lazarus.