Bloomberg Law
Feb. 10, 2021, 4:37 PMUpdated: Feb. 10, 2021, 8:12 PM

Kids’ Climate Plaintiffs Eye Supreme Court After Defeat (2)

Ellen M. Gilmer
Ellen M. Gilmer

Federal judges won’t revisit an ambitious climate lawsuit from 21 young plaintiffs against the U.S. government—a development that could catapult climate law issues to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday declined to rehear Juliana v. United States, also known as the kids’ climate case. The decision is another loss for the plaintiffs on their high-stakes claims that the government is violating their constitutional rights to a safe climate system.

Lawyers for the children and young adults are already vowing to take the issue to the Supreme Court, despite warnings from ...

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