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The Youth are Suing the Federal Government over Failure to act on Climate Change

On June 4th, the Court of Appeals in the 9th Circuit heard arguments from Juliana v. United States on whether or not US citizens’ have a constitutional right to be protected from man-made climate change. The students are challenging the executive government’s inaction on climate change, and argue that the younger generations will suffer the most from the repercussions of climate change in the decades to come. The federal government is debating whether or not these children have the right to sue over climate change, advising the students to make change by going through legislators, not the courts. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken heard the case 2018 in Oregon and countered the Trump administration’s multiple attempts to delay or refute the case utilizing legal tactics such as motion of judgement on the pleading, (MJP), motion for summary judgment (MSJ), and petitions for writ of mandamus against the students fighting to hold the government accountable for man-made climate change. Judge Aiken issued two orders for appeal to move the case to the 9th Circuit Court, she exclaimed , “Exercising my ‘reasoned judgment,’ I have no doubt that the right to a climate system capable of sustaining human life is fundamental to […]

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