Greenlighting Kids' Climate Suit, Ore. Judge Cites Ancient Law

Law360, New York (November 10, 2016, 5:36 PM EST) -- An Oregon federal judge on Thursday refused to throw out a suit accusing the federal government of failing to protect future generations from the threats of climate change, saying the government’s focus on specific laws was a myopic view of a suit over fundamental rights protected by more ancient law.

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken adopted the recommendation set out by U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas M. Coffin in April, in which he suggested the court hear the case brought by 21 plaintiffs ranging in age from...
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