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2019-06-04. Judges Give Both Sides a Grilling in Youth Climate Case Against the Government.

posted Jun 8, 2019, 11:40 PM by Alan D. GOULD
By John Schwartz, The New York Times. [https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/climate/climate-lawsuit-juliana.html] For GSS Climate Change chapter 10. Excerpt: Three federal judges heard arguments Tuesday about whether young people have a constitutional right to be protected from climate change. In the lively, hourlong hearing, the judges, from the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, pushed skeptically on the arguments of both sides. ...The group of 21 young people first sued the United States government through a group called Our Children’s Trust. The case, and the children, are aging. “We’ve been doing this four years,” said Vic Barrett, one of the plaintiffs. “For some of us, that’s a quarter of our lives.” Five of them are now old enough to buy beer and 14 of them can vote....