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Judge Alsup Embraces Giving Climate Change Its Day In Court

Law360 (March 20, 2018, 1:48 PM EDT) -- Climate change science will go on trial Wednesday in U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup's San Francisco courtroom at a landmark “tutorial” hearing that lawyers say underscores the judge's unflinching willingness to immerse himself in the scientific and technological issues that underpin complex, high-stakes cases.

Judge Alsup is handling San Francisco and Oakland's suits claiming BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell promoted fossil fuel use, even though they knew that global warming could harm coastal cities, and should be on the hook for infrastructure...
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