laurie laurie, November 2, 2018


Photos: Robert Scherle

From Our Children’s Trust:

Washington, D.C. – The United States Supreme Court denied the Trump administration’s application for
stay in the landmark constitutional climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States . The lawsuit, brought by 21
young Americans and supported by Our Children’s Trust, is back on track for trial.

Julia Olson , executive director and chief legal counsel of Our Children’s Trust and co-counsel for the
youth plaintiffs said:

The youth of our nation won an important decision today from the Supreme Court that shows
even the most powerful government in the world must follow the rules and process of litigation in
our democracy. We have asked the District Court for an immediate status conference to get
Juliana v. U.S. back on track for trial in the next week.”

Seven of the justices found there is no basis for granting the stay, Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil
Gorsuch would have granted the application.

This afternoon after receiving the order of the Supreme Court, plaintiffs immediately filed a request in the
District Court asking for an immediate status conference to get Juliana v. United States back on track for
trial in the next week.

With the news of the Supreme Court’s order in favor of these young people, a generous donor who has matched donations to Our Children’s Trust in the past, has offered another powerful matching challenge. If we are able to raise $50,000 from our grassroots supporters at this pivotal moment, this donor will double your gift, up to an additional $50,000!

Please consider a donation at this time, doubled up to a total of $50,000, to help us bring forth the evidence in this case with certainty and strength. Thank you for your generous consideration.

We will let you know as soon as we hear from the U.S. District Court about next steps in the Trial of the Century.

Thank you very much for your partnership at this crucial time.

From the Team at Our Children’s Trust

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