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Sweeping Constitutional Win for Held v. State of Montana Youth Plaintiffs

Helena, MT—In an historic first, Judge Kathy Seeley in the First Judicial District Court of Montana ruled wholly in favor of the 16 youth plaintiffs in Held v. State of Montana, declaring that the state of Montana violated the youth’s constitutional rights, including their rights to equal protection, dignity, liberty, health and safety, and public […]

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Tribes, Civil Rights and Environmental Orgs Ask Washington Supreme Court to Take Up Youth Constitutional Climate Change Case

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, the Fred. T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, the League of Women Voters, the Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide are among the entities that filed “friend of the court” briefs in support of 13 young plaintiffs who are trying to get their constitutional […]

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9th Circuit Denies En Banc Review for Juliana v. United States; Youth Plaintiffs Will Take Their Case to Supreme Court

EUGENE, Ore. February 10, 2021 – Today the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by 21 youth plaintiffs for the full court to rehear their landmark constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States. The youth plaintiffs say it is now up to the U.S. Supreme Court to correct the legal errors made in […]

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Trump Administration Attempts to Delay Juliana v. U.S. Trial by Pleading with the Ninth Circuit for the Third Time

Eugene, Oregon, Oct. 12, 2018 – Today, the Trump administration filed a third writ of mandamus petition with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the constitutional climate lawsuit Juliana v. United States. The administration is seeking an unprecedented and extraordinarily rare third request that the Court issue a writ of mandamus to stay district […]

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Trump Administration Attorney Questioned on Climate Change:“We don’t have direction from leadership”

April 10, 2017 – During a telephonic case management conference on Friday, April 7, between Magistrate Judge Coffin and attorneys representing the parties in Juliana v. United States, Judge Coffin itemized twelve meaningful admissions that the U.S. government defendants, then acting under the Obama administration, made in their January 13 answer to the youth plaintiffs’ […]

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Youth Seek Answers from the Oil Industry in Climate Case

Feb. 28, 2017 – Today, youth plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States released a copy of their request for documents sent to American Petroleum Institute (API), an intervenor-defendant in their constitutional climate case. The request seeks to establish a factual record of the role that the oil and gas industry played in government decisions over the past 50 […]

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Youth delivers 62,000 petition signatures in support of climate lawsuit urging Obama to “Leave a Legacy of Truth”

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 10, 2017 – Today, Victoria Barrett, 17, will send more than 62,000 Care2 petition signatures in support of her climate lawsuit to the White House. Victoria is one of 21 young people suing President Obama, and several federal agencies, for the government’s actions that have caused carbon pollution, climate destabilization, for […]

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