Bloomberg Law
Oct. 20, 2018, 8:14 PM

Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Teen Climate Change Suit

Abby Smith
Abby Smith

Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered a temporary stay on pretrial fact-finding and the Oct. 29 start of a novel trial in an Oregon courtroom, where a group of young people want a judge to rule that the federal government is constitutionally bound to address climate change.

Roberts set an Oct. 24 deadline for plaintiffs to file a response in the U.S. Supreme Court to the federal government’s emergency request—made Oct. 18—to stop the trial from proceeding.

“We are confident once Chief Justice Roberts and the full court receive the youth plaintiffs’ response to defendants’ mischaracterization of their case, the ...

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