9th Circ. Will Hear Arguments For Nixing Kids’ Climate Suit

Law360, New York (July 31, 2017, 3:23 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit said Friday it will accept arguments on a rare request by the federal government to instruct an Oregon federal court to toss a lawsuit brought by young people and activists accusing the U.S. of failing to protect future generations from climate change.

In a two-page order, the appellate panel said the government’s petition for writ of mandamus raised points that “warrant an answer.” The panel asked for each side to respond, inviting the Oregon federal judge who allowed the case to continue to...
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