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Landmark Climate Suit Likely To Be Tested On Appeal – Law360

Law360, New York (November 15, 2016, 7:15 PM EST) — An Oregon federal judge stepped into uncharted legal territory last week when she refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the federal government of failing to protect future generations from climate change, and experts say her decision will likely be appealed to the Ninth Circuit and could be on the inside track to the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Ann L. Aiken said last Thursday that her court should hear the case brought by 21 plaintiffs ranging in age from 8 to 19, along with climate…

Source: Landmark Climate Suit Likely To Be Tested On Appeal – Law360

Judge Ann L. Aiken is to be cherished, a modern hero.

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