The Christian Science Monitor

‘Climate kids’ seek action – and await their day in court

Last Friday, the US government took an extraordinary step to hinder a group of young plaintiffs from suing it over climate change, in a case that could prompt Americans to rethink the role that government plays in safeguarding the atmosphere for future generations.

In an order issued on Oct. 19, the US Supreme Court froze the discovery and trial processes for Juliana v. United States, a federal lawsuit by 21 US citizens between the ages of 11 to 22 who allege that the government has violated their constitutional rights by knowingly destabilizing the Earth’s climate. The Justice Department had requested that the high court pause the trial, which had been slated to

A different kind of lawsuitBeyond the courthouse

Sie lesen eine Vorschau. Registrieren Sie sich, um mehr zu lesen.

Mehr von The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor4 min gelesenAmerican Government
Why Congress May Yet Pass Pandemic Help For Americans
With the pandemic surging and the economy stalling, an overwhelming majority of Americans want Washington to do something.
The Christian Science Monitor4 min gelesenAmerican Government
Trump In 2024? For Now, President’s Hints Are Freezing GOP Field.
Still pressing legal challenges, President Trump has yet to concede to Joe Biden, even as he hints at a run in four years. Is that good for the GOP?
The Christian Science Monitor5 min gelesenComputers
This Teen Tutor Turns Computer Science Into Kids’ Stuff
A New Jersey teen tech whiz aims to bring free one-on-one computer tutoring to his younger peers through his nonprofit CS Remastered.