"The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court may have already had repercussions on a high-profile climate change lawsuit brought by a group of young Americans.
Late last week, the Trump administration requested that a federal district court in Oregon halt trial proceedings in the lawsuit so the high court could consider whether the case is the "appropriate means" to address global warming.
Lawyers for the government made no significant new arguments in their motion. The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court have all already greenlighted the trial, repeatedly ruling against Department of Justice requests to stay the case."