Bloomberg Law
June 4, 2019, 11:29 PMUpdated: June 5, 2019, 3:52 PM

Kids’ Climate Claims ‘Compelling’ But Court Queries Own Role (2)

Abby Smith
Abby Smith

Federal appeals court judges may agree with a group of kids that the government hasn’t done enough to address climate change, but they’re not sure if the courts can step in to force broad action.

Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in June 4 oral arguments, grappled with the scope of the remedy that a group of 21 young plaintiffs are asking them to impose on the federal government in a novel lawsuit. The suit argues that the government has violated a constitutional right to a livable climate.

And the judges appeared to struggle ...

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