Environment & Energy Report

Court Again Rejects Trump Attempts to Kill Youth Climate Suit

July 20, 2018, 5:05 PM

The Trump administration has again failed to convince a federal appeals court to spare it from a novel constitutional climate lawsuit brought by a group of mostly teenagers—set this fall for what the suit’s supporters have described as the “trial of the century.”

A trio of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a July 20 order, said the Justice Department hasn’t made any new compelling arguments since the court denied its first request to kill the lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, back in March.

The administration hasn’t challenged a single specific action...

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