Issues of concern to people who live in the west: property rights, water rights, endangered species, livestock grazing, energy production, wilderness and western agriculture. Plus a few items on western history, western literature and the sport of rodeo... Frank DuBois served as the NM Secretary of Agriculture from 1988 to 2003. DuBois is a former legislative assistant to a U.S. Senator, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Interior, and is the founder of the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Ninth Circuit blocks Trump's second attempt to stop children's climate lawsuit
A federal appeals court has rejected the Trump administration's second attempt to throw out a climate change lawsuit by a group of children.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' three-judge panel unanimously rejected the administration's request for a judicial writ barring the lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, from being heard.
“We denied the government’s first mandamus petition, concluding that it had not met the high bar for relief at that stage of the litigation. No new circumstances justify this second petition, and we again decline to grant mandamus relief,” read the court's order. Our Children’s Trust, representing 21 children in the lawsuit, said the ruling means the case will be heard. "This is a clean case about fundamental constitutional rights of children that not only deserves to be heard, but in our system of law, Article III courts have a duty to hear and decide this case," said Julia Olson, co-counsel in the case. "The Ninth Circuit’s opinion reflects that.”...MORE