Skip to comments.Appeals court grants Trump admin request to stay youth climate lawsuit
Posted on 11/08/2018 9:04:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
A federal appeals court in Oregon on Thursday granted a motion from the Trump administration for a temporary stay in a lawsuit brought forward by a group of young people who argue that the government is violating their rights by not adequately battling climate change.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a 15-day stay in the case for either it or the Supreme Court to consider a motion by the Trump administration to dismiss the case.
"As set forth fully in the accompanying memorandum of law, a stay is warranted because...Defendants will be irreparably harmed absent a stay; Plaintiffs will not be harmed by a stay; and the public interest will be well-served by a stay in order to facilitate the review by the Ninth Circuit that the Supreme Court contemplated," the Trump administration wrote in its court filing earlier this week.
Philip Gregory, a co-counsel for the plaintiffs, told the AP that he hoped the temporary stay would be followed by the trial proceeding as planned. The lawsuit argues that the federal government has known about the effects of climate change for 50 years, and is depriving them of life, liberty and property by doing little or nothing to stop it.
Given the urgency of climate change, we hope the Ninth Circuit will recognize the importance to these young Americans of having a prompt trial date," Gregory said.
We are pleased this stay is only temporary, he added. We want to commence presenting the climate science in court as soon as possible.
The Supreme Court rejected a request from the Trump administration last week to halt the lawsuit, but wrote that the federal government can still petition a lower court to dismiss the case.
The Obama and Trump administrations have battled the lawsuit for years, arguing that the case would force the federal government to make policy decisions through the court system rather than prescribed legislative processes.
Absurd indeed. And it only took a few years to brainwash these dolts.
Whew! At least this slows that silly circus down a little bit. The president does not have time for such foolishness.
Not when Election Fever is about to strike the nation (again) by next January.
Can I file a lawsuit against the government for violating my gun rights? My property rights? Taxation without representation? These are real rights that are violated daily by my repressive government.
These little darlings of the participation trophy generation need to learn the real world.
Total insanity. Who wanted to lower the voting age? Some Demoshit Im sure.
Do federal courts in the 9th Circuit just have greater jurisdiction than the rest of federal courts? Does standing just not exist out there?
Insanity taught at our universities. Professors are destroying our children’s minds and that will lead to destroyed lives.
it’s not a “youth climate lawsuit”. it’s the adults behind it.
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Julia Olson graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993 with a B.A. in International Affairs and from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, with a J.D. in 1997. Julia worked for 15 years representing grassroots conservation groups in the West.
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They’re claiming they have a right to a climate that doesn’t change? Tell them to sue the sun.
Another braindead leftist shister. Hope the full 9th wipes his ass with sandpaper for bringing such a stupid lawsuit. even they can recognize “real stupidity” when they see it.
Lawyer for the defense to plaintiffs: How did you arrive at the courthouse today? And should your suit prevail, how do you propose future plaintiffs arrive at the courthouse? Your honor the defense rests and we ask for dismissal.
Shouldn't the fitness of idiot attorneys such as Philip Gregory to practice law be carefully examined by the appropriate 'professional' organization?
Some people are just too infantile or corrupt or stupid to be permitted to waste the time and money of grown-ups...
People like US don't 'have standing', that is, until we are the only ones left standing!
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