Skip to comments.The Ninth Circuit Just Allowed Children To Sue Trump Over Global Warming
Posted on 03/08/2018 11:05:29 AM PST by Enlightened1
A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of 21 children and young adults suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to protect their constitutional right to a stable climate.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges refused to grant mandamus relief and block the U.S. District Court in Oregon from hearing the suit, which was originally filed by the environmental group Our Childrens Trust in 2015.
A federal judge in Oregon ruled in 2016 the 21 youngsters had standing to sue. President Donald Trumps administration and oil and gas groups appealed the decision in June 2017. They asked judges to end this clearly improper attempt to have the judiciary decide important questions of energy and environmental policy and upset the balance of powers. The Ninth Circuit disagreed.
There is enduring value in the orderly administration of litigation by the trial courts, free of needless appellate interference, Judge Sidney Thomas wrote on behalf of the court.
If appellate review could be invoked whenever a district court denied a motion to dismiss, we would be quickly overwhelmed with such requests, and the resolution of cases would be unnecessarily delayed, Thomas wrote.
The ruling is a victory for environmental activists seeking to use the courts to force the Trump administration to issue regulations to phase out fossil fuels. Julia Olson, Our Childrens Trust chief counsel, said the ruling gives a green light for trial.
Olsons case on behalf of youngsters argues constitutional rights to life, liberty and property are being violated by the federal governments failure to enact policies to stop catastrophic global warming.
Plaintiffs say the right to a stable climate comes from the public trust doctrine the idea certain natural resources should be protected for enjoyment of future generations. Policies to encourage coal, oil and natural gas use...
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Another travesty of theirs which will be overturned.
This court is a laughingstock.
This suit is IDIOCY.
This judge(s) should be impeached for incompetence.........................
Another idiotic junk science libtard/progressive judgement ... which will get overturned. What frakin’ business do judges or any other idiotic legal entity have when it comes to global warming/global climate change = nothing!
This is how Republics fail - when the practice of law itself becomes complex and a form of corruption and tyranny.
Will they allow Tantrums in the courtroom ?
This is a MASSIVE attempted judicial power grab by 9th Circuit. They are attempting to say that the judiciary has the power to resolve purely political questions and impose the resolution on the entire country.
Algores Inconvenient Truth parts 1 and 2 be their case ?
Of course they did. Doofuses.
“A federal judge in Oregon ruled in 2016 the 21 youngsters had standing to sue.”
But the people had no standing to sue over Obama’s lack of eligibility to be President of the United States.
The courts are a joke. We’re a banana republic.
Why stop now?
I’ve been to countries that don’t have fossil fuels. I think trump labels them “S***hole countires.” I agree.
Counter-sue everybody involved, individually, make them hurt.
I guess that when all that damage happens from Globull Climate Catastrophes, they can be compensated - maybe their great-great-great-great-great grandchildren anyway....
I’m stunned, but maybe shouldn’t be.
So judges have decided that a lawsuit over global warming is allowable???
This would be laughable but unfortunately it’s serious, as we find ourselves in a liberal federal court.
So then, we will see a kangaroo court proceeding, in which some liberal judges will agree that the Trump administration is violating people’s rights by not doing enough on global warming.
Probably the “enough” part will be open to interpretation.
“””A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of 21 children and young adults suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to protect their constitutional right to a stable climate. “””””””””
Constitutional right to a stable climate?
Is that right next to the part of the Constitution that says you have a right to an abortion???
This will quicken the demise of the hoax...
Why am I not surprised? The Constitution means nothing to these leftist pieces of $hit.
It is not legal to sue a legislator for making a law, or for not making a law. Same for the president. If that were the case, we could have sued bammy for letting muzzies into the country who killed humans.
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