California Car Pollution Suit A Political Issue: Judge

Law360, New York (September 18, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district court judge ruled Monday that the judicial branch does not have the power to rule on a lawsuit brought by the California attorney general against six of the largest U.S. auto makers over greenhouse gas emissions.

The state's claims that pollution resulting from cars made by U.S. and Japanese companies causes an interstate public nuisance is an issues that should be dealt with in the legislative branch, not in court, Judge Martin Jenkins of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California...
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