Another Delay in Kid’s Climate Lawsuit, Days After SCOTUS Go-Ahead

"The Trump administration has been trying to get the case thrown out, and the high court's order didn’t ensure a clear road ahead. Now, the trial is on hold again."

"Two weeks after it put the case on hold, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a lawsuit brought by 21 children and young adults against the federal government over climate change to proceed. But the Trump administration's attempts to derail the lawsuit weren't over, and now the trial is on hold again.

In their order on Nov. 2, the Supreme Court justices had suggested that the government's arguments ought to be considered by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals before being reviewed by the nation's highest court.

The Trump administration filed a new request with the appeals court a few days later, and that court agreed on Nov. 8 to place a temporary stay on the trial while it considers the government's latest attempt to have the case thrown out. The trial had been scheduled to start Oct. 29 in U.S. District Court in Oregon."

InsideClimate News had the story November 8, 2018.

Source: InsideClimate News, 11/09/2018