Court Smacks Down Children’s Attempt to Force Climate Policy by Lawsuit

And yet, the court said- “Reluctantly, we conclude that such relief is beyond our constitutional power.”

PJM: In a key victory for the rule of law, a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit filed by children against the U.S. government, claiming that the federal government had violated the children’s rights by failing to act against climate change. The lawsuit asked the court to unilaterally force the government to adopt broad climate policies, circumventing Congress and the executive branch entirely.

“The plaintiffs claim that the government has violated their constitutional rights, including a claimed right under the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment to a ‘climate system capable of sustaining human life.’ The central issue before us is whether, even assuming such a broad constitutional right exists, an Article III court can provide the plaintiffs the redress they seek—an order requiring the government to develop a plan to ‘phase out fossil fuel emissions and draw down excess atmospheric CO2,'” Judge Andrew Hurwitz wrote in the opinion on the case Juliana v. United States (2020).

He ruled that the courts cannot unilaterally make law in this fashion, even if they wanted to.

“Reluctantly, we conclude that such relief is beyond our constitutional power. Rather, the plaintiffs’ impressive case for redress must be presented to the political branches of government,” Hurwitz wrote. read more

8 Comments on Court Smacks Down Children’s Attempt to Force Climate Policy by Lawsuit

  1. This has to be a first for the 9th circus, saying anything its beyond their power. Constitutional or otherwise.

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  2. Hoo-damn-ray. The clowns, though hating themselves for it
    kept the warmists imaginary boggie man under the bed.
    I wonder if there were Trump appointees in on that?

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  3. If that’s the way the little shits think, they should sue their parents for bringing them into a world that will end in 11 or so years.

    Their complaint: Our fukin’ parents fukked each other, made the babys and sed we’d have an easy life with lots of free candy and Star Wars toys, an no more fukin’ brocc-li. But they fukked us too – we will dye from pane an starve in five years. We want the congess of the united Staytes to give every fukin’ kid 5 millyun dollars each to pay for us getting kilt by the fukin’ globall wormin shit. FUK THE PARENTS!

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