Judge Appears Open To Allowing Youth Plaintiffs To Amend Climate Suit

June 25, 2021
A federal district court judge appears to be leaning toward allowing youth plaintiffs to narrow their complaint and proceed with their long-running constitutional climate change case against the federal government, openly disagreeing with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) position that the suit must be dismissed. However, Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon stopped short of siding with plaintiffs’ request to continue the case, Juliana, et al. v. United States , requesting supplemental briefing...

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