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Courtroom Climate: Global warming suits from children
Copyright 2012, The Daily Record. ^ | Posted: 6:48 pm Mon, July 16, 2012 | By Kevin Williams

Posted on 07/17/2012 3:47:15 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

grade school-aged children are increasingly appearing as plaintiffs in lawsuits involving global warming.

In one Oregon case, an 11 year old filed a lawsuit against the State of Oregon and Gov. John Kitzhaber claiming “failure to protect the public trust and to protect the state’s natural resources from the impacts of climate change.”

But before you cheer on the legal chutzpah of these youngsters, note that there are various nonprofit organizations who are largely behind these cases. In fact, these organizations have supported similar cases in 49 states and the District of Columbia.

Mary Christina Wood, a professor at the Oregon University of Law who is credited with creating the legal framework of these suits, was quoted as saying: “having young people as plaintiffs in the cases gives added moral authority. We should be getting youths in front of the courts, not polar bears.”

To me, it does not seem totally ethical to be using 11 year olds to sue the government. I also find it remarkable and quite arrogant to think that there are those who believe that judicial activism can somehow change the world’s climate. (I would also love to hear the argument that a colder world is better than a warmer world.)

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailyrecord.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: 2012; agw; agwfraud; corruption; democrats; envirofascism; fraud; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenfraud; thegreenlie
Kevin Williams is president of weather-track.com and director of meteorology for News 10NBC.
1 posted on 07/17/2012 3:47:21 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Wouldn’t do this in a loser pays state!


2 posted on 07/17/2012 3:52:57 PM PDT by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’m still trying to figure out exactly what kind of “remedy” these plaintiffs are expecting to get out of this. LOL.


3 posted on 07/17/2012 3:53:17 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

When can kids sue for the debt this president is sticking to them?


4 posted on 07/17/2012 4:00:05 PM PDT by JeffChrz (ObamaCare is now ObamaTax. Vote for Romney.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

We need judges who will pull the parents aside and ask them if the child is out of control and some state intervention might be necessary.

I have seen judges strip parental rights from a parent using the child as an emotional or legal weapon.


5 posted on 07/17/2012 4:02:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: stubernx98

Wouldn’t do this in a loser pays state!”

It wouldn’t surprise me if this little twerp wins but more importantly this whole issue should never have gotten this far.


6 posted on 07/17/2012 4:03:52 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Using children as ideological human shields.

It is child abuse and proceedings should be brought against their parents.

7 posted on 07/17/2012 4:52:56 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Salman

Agreed.


8 posted on 07/17/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Salman

Also agreed.


9 posted on 07/17/2012 5:16:56 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: TribalPrincess2U

When all else fails...bring out the children.

Dem tactics. Dem parents no doubt. Took a while for them to
come up with this.


10 posted on 07/17/2012 5:18:37 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's Welfare, Food Stamps, Division and Disability 'Legacy')
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

parents should be hit with all the costs of the court and legals after it’s thrown out.


11 posted on 07/17/2012 5:22:43 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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A completely foreseeable and logical continuation of that liberal cry, “It’s for the Children!” Same emotive effect as using the baby seal in the anti-fur campaign, a heart-string symphony with no need for those inconvenient facts.

Taken to its “reducto ad absurdum” extreme, it requires total human extermination to restore the “balance of nature”. Of course, natural balance, like global temperature and other liberal sibboliths is a complete chimera in the ever changing dynamism of natural processes. This, however, is anathema for these movement fanatics and thus children are the current ammunition for these Luddites, utterly convinced of their personal rectitude and causes.

Meanwhile, numerous law firms and bureaucrats dance their money and ideaology dance, uncaring that their end results leaves a ham-strung society and nation, making Reagan’s “Last best hope” a hopeless regulated nightmare.


12 posted on 07/17/2012 5:27:44 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence!)
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13 posted on 07/17/2012 6:03:04 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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“lawsuits by children lends moral authority...”

What moral authority is the basis for their moral authority?

Just asking.


14 posted on 07/17/2012 6:30:59 PM PDT by ripley
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In one Oregon case, an 11 year old filed a lawsuit against the State of Oregon and Gov. John Kitzhaber claiming ...

If a kiddie is the plaintiff, who's the defendant.
Who existed first, the Plaintiff's defendant? or the defendant? It sounds like fraud, to me.

Shouldn't a minor's attorney be court appointed? Which court appointed this one?

Isn't a self-appointed attorney usually called an ambulance chaser?

Mary Christina Wood, a professor at the Oregon University of Law who is credited with creating the legal framework of these suits...

I am intrigued at the lack of information. How did this exploiter of our laws accomplish this? That must be a historic judicial milestone. Lame but interesting. This also covers lawyers who sue on behalf of rocks and worms. No different.

15 posted on 07/17/2012 6:34:12 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
t before you cheer on the legal chutzpah of these youngsters, note that there are various nonprofit organizations who are largely behind these cases.

NO!

I would have NEVER suspected that!

16 posted on 07/17/2012 7:04:16 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Child abuse!


17 posted on 07/17/2012 7:04:39 PM PDT by Vietnam Vet From New Mexico (If you don't want to stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them.)
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Suing for "the children", but you can make the check out to them.

Wonder if we can get the kids to sue the government to STOP SPENDING SO DARN MUCH. After all, it's the kids money our government is now spending.

Didn't think we could, oh well such is life in Obamaland....
18 posted on 07/17/2012 7:15:28 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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