Seeming to suggest that higher courts have left no other choice, a federal trial judge in Eugene, Ore., ordered a months-long delay of the trial of a children’s constitutional lawsuit claiming future harm from climate change, especially global warming.
Escalating its rhetoric in a final plea to the Supreme Court to shut down an imminent trial on the federal government’s role in global warming, the Trump Administration argued on Wednesday that the case may stretch on for years.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., on Friday evening ordered at least a temporary halt in a children’s lawsuit seeking to hold the federal government legally to blame for climate change in the form of global warming, severe storms, and worsening wildfires.
The Trump Administration, out of patience with lower courts’ handling of a sweeping, three-year-old lawsuit demanding that the government act to create a safer environment, asked the Supreme Court on Thursday morning to end that case altogether and, in the meantime, to halt any move toward a trial at the end of this month.
Lawyers for the Trump Administration plan to ask the Supreme Court on Wednesday to halt a trial set to begin in two weeks of a massive lawsuit against government environmental policy stretching back decades.
A federal trial judge in Oregon said on Monday that a group of teenagers is entitled to a court test of their claim about a constitutional right to a safe environment.
In a special live event at Georgetown University, Josh Blackman of the South Texas College of Law in Houston and Peter Edelman of Georgetown discuss the fate of federalism in the Trump era.
State officials say fossil fuel companies are defrauding the public. But in their zeal to win, are they violating constitutional rights?
Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser, looks at the public trust doctrine, an age-old concept about environmental protection, and some recent legal challenges related to it.
Friday, April 22nd marks not only the 46th Earth Day, but also is when the United States and China will be formally signing the historic Paris Agreement on climate change that was finalized last year. Earth Day’s purpose is to bring attention to conservation and environmental protection, and the inherently political nature of these goals is underscored this year by the singing of the accords.