Tuesday, October 23, 2018

After Saying "Yes," U. S. Supreme Court Says Maybe No to Children’s Trust Climate Lawsuit 10 Days Before Trial

I recall driving near Chehalis, WA, thinking Juliana v. US was Earth's last best chance. 
The lawsuit, Juliana v. US, set to begin in Eugene, Oregon, October 29, 2018, may, or may not, happen.  According to Phuong Le, of the Associated Press, "Chief Justice John Roberts signed an order freezing the trial." 

In July, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the children's lawsuit going forward, as the Court noted requests by President Obama and President Trump to have the case tossed were "premature."  

Jack Moran, of The Register-Guard, wrote "Although the government has repeatedly sought to get the case thrown out — arguing, among other points, that climate policy should not be decided by the courts — one of its lawyers said at a previous hearing that the government recognizes climate change is a serious, man-made problem."  What government?

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