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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 11:35 AM

Another Legal Win For 21 Young People Suing Over Climate Change

The 21 young people who are suing the federal government for failing to take sufficient action to address climate change cleared another legal hurdle on Wednesday when the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that their landmark case can move forward.

In an unanimous ruling, Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas denied the Trump administration’s motion to dismiss the case under a rarely used procedure called a writ of mandamus, in which a case essentially leapfrogs over the usual legal venues. Judge Thomas wrote that a “writ of mandamus is a drastic and extraordinary remedy reserved for really extraordinary cases,” and that the Trump administration’s motion failed to meet that standard. The issues raised by the case “are better addressed through the ordinary course of litigation,” the chief judge wrote, pointing out that the case hasn’t even reached the discovery stage yet.

“The Ninth Circuit just gave us the green light for trial,” Julia Olson, the chief legal counsel for Our Children’s Trust, the organization spearheading the lawsuit, said in a statement. “We will ask the district court for a trial date in 2018 where we will put the federal government’s dangerous energy system and climate policies on trial for infringing the constitutional rights of young people.”


November 2018 cannot get here fast enough ..................

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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 11:46 AM

1. YEAH Our Children's Trust!

Good Job!!!!

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Thu Mar 8, 2018, 01:08 PM

2. We have to support them at every turn...............they are the future and they will have to live

in that future....................

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