We have good news from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the landmark youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. U.S.
On December 11, 2017, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments from lawyers for the youth and lawyers for the government on the Trump administration’s Petition for Writ of Mandamus. The Trump administration is seeking to evade trial and overturn U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken’s November 10, 2016 Order, which recognized the fundamental right under the U.S. Constitution to a climate system capable of sustaining human life. Read full Press Release here.
As Julia Olson said to the press:
“We look forward to the opportunity to argue this case before the Ninth Circuit so that we can move quickly to trial. The Trump administration should not be able to dodge judicial review of such egregious constitutional infringements of these young people’s liberties. They are knowingly destroying our climate system and the healthy futures for our young plaintiffs. This administration can respond to the limited discovery we seek, and put on its junk climate science at trial in a court of law. What it can’t do is shut the courthouse doors to real constitutional injuries brought by these young people. We believe the Ninth Circuit will be the bulwark against their dodge and evade tactics.”
The youth are eager to explain in open court before the 9th Circuit judges why their case must go to trial under out nation’s laws and as a matter of urgency.
As always, we will be fully prepared to argue the case and to defeat the Trump administration again on December 11 at 10 a.m. in San Francisco. As always, we will elevate the voice of youth, by ensuring that as many of the 21 youth plaintiffs as possible are front and center in the courtroom, so the judges and the nation see exactly whose futures are hanging in the balance. As always, your support fuels our continued momentum.
These 21 young Americans have won at every step of their lawsuit so far, and they need your help to do so again. Please make a donation today to help us bring these brave youth plaintiffs to court in San Francisco on December 11, so they can watch, listen and learn while looking the judges of the 9th Circuit Court in the eyes as their case is heard. And, keep your eyes on Facebook and Twitter for important updates. You can mark your calendars now to join us at the court in San Francisco on December 11th at 10 a.m. or livestream the hearing here!
We are deeply grateful for your support at this critical juncture. We would not be where we are now, nor will we advance this case as we must, without your support. Please donate now online or send your donation by check to the address below. Thank you very much.
The Team at Our Children’s Trust
Read the entire press release here: