Supreme Court refuses to halt young people’s climate lawsuit

Protesters attend a rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court held by the group Our Children’s Trust October 29, 2018 in Washington, DC./ Photo- Win McNamee/Getty Images

 

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The Supreme Court refused to halt a lawsuit filed by 21 young people who are accusing the U.S. government of violating their constitutional rights by not fighting climate change, The Washington Post reports. The court denied the Trump Administration’s emergency request to stop the 2015 lawsuit. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch noted in the decision that they would grant the application; the other Justices didn’t specify how they had responded to it.

The court’s three-page order reportedly told the Trump administration they should “seek relief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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